Hypericum erectum

Hypericum erectum

  • Hypericum erectum
  • Hypericum erectum
  • Hypericum erectum
  • Hypericum erectum
  • Flower name
    Hypericum erectum
  • Scientific name
    Hypericum erectum
  • AliasHypericum erectum, 弟切草, カノキズグスリ, チドメグサ
  • Place of originJapan, the Korean Peninsula and mainland China
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths, Low mountains
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September

What is Hypericum erectum

Hypericum erectum (scientific name: Hypericum erectum) is a perennial herb in the family Hypericaceae, which is native to Japan, the Korean Peninsula and mainland China. It grows naturally by the roadside, in lowland areas and between fields. Leaves have no petioles and black spots on the surface. A few yellow five-petaled daily flowers bloom from the tip of the flower stem in summer to early autumn. There are also dark spots on the petals. The stems and leaves are considered a folk medicine.

General name: Hypericum erectum, scientific name: Hypericum erectum, also called as: Otogirisou, Place of origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, Mainland China, habitat: roadside, lowland, ridge, living type: perennial, perennial, Height: 20-60 cm, petiole: dense, petiole: no, leaf shape: oblong-ovate/inverted, leaf length: 0,5-3 cm, leaf width: 0.2-0.8 cm, leaf margin: full margin, Flowering Period: July - September; Flower Diameter: 2 cm; Crown Form: Penta petaled; Flower Color: Yellow; Use: Medicinal herb.


  • Order
    Malpighiales
  • Family
    Hypericaceae
  • Genus
    Hypericum
  • Species
    H. erectum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    Inverted ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    Entire
  • Life typeperennial herb
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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