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Hypericum reptans Hook. f. & Thoms.

Modern name

Hypericum reptans Hook.f. & Thomson ex Dyer

A low, prostrate, self-rooting shrub a few inches high, often tufted; stems very slender, almost threadlike, two-edged, glabrous. Leaves 14 to 12 in. long, oval-oblong, apex blunt, usually crowded 18 to 13 in. apart on the stem. Flowers terminal, solitary, golden yellow, 134 in. across; petals obovate; sepals about 12 in. long, oval, blunt; capsule globose, 12 in. wide.

Native of the Himalaya at from 9,000 to 11,000 ft.; in cultivation 1881. It is not completely hardy but should survive most winters if grown in a sheltered position in the rock garden, in a well-drained soil.



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