Chinense St. John's wort

Hypericum perforatum subsp. chinense

  • Chinense St. John's wort
  • Chinense St. John's wort
  • Chinense St. John's wort
  • Chinense St. John's wort
  • Flower name
    Chinense St. John's wort
  • Scientific name
    Hypericum perforatum subsp. chinense
  • Alias小米葉弟切, Chinense St. John's wort
  • Place of originChina
  • Place of floweringFields and footpaths
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

What is Chinense St. John's wort

Chinense St. John's wort (Scientific name: Hypericum perforatum subsp. chinense) is a perennial herb in the St. John's wort family Hypericaceae , which is native to China. It is a variant of Hypericum perforatum. It is naturalized in Japan and reproduces with seeds and underground stems, and grows in clusters on wastelands and developed areas. It has a two-cornered stem that is upright and well branched at the top. The leaves are all sessile, with bright spots and dark spots on the leaf margins. The glands on the petals are black spots.

Generic name: Chinense St. John's wort, Scientific name: Hypericum perforatum subsp. chinense, grass height: 20-60 cm, living type: perennial, leaf length: 1 - 1.5 cm, leaf width: 0.3 - 0.7 cm, leaf shape: lanceolate, petiole: full margin, petiole: opposite, inflorescence: conical inflorescence, flower color: yellow, flower diameter: 1-2 cm, number of petals: 5, flowering period: June - August.


  • Order
    Malpighiales
  • Family
    Hypericaceae
  • Genus
    Hypericum
  • Species
    H. perforatum subsp. chinense
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Five-petal
  • Leaf type
    lanceolate
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial herb
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height20.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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