Hypericum ascyron (Hypericum pyramidatum)
Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun – Part Sun
Height: 2-5 feet
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Season: July – August
Suggested Uses: St. John’s Wort grows best in open woods and on wooded slopes. This is one of the showiest of all Hypericums! The flowers give way to some interesting upright seed capsules. They have nice straight stems for fresh and dried flower bouquets. Deer resistant.
Native Range: Native to the Upper Midwest and the Northeast.
Pollinators: Bumblebees. Also a host plant for a few butterfly species.
Flowers: The flowers are 1″-2″ wide with 5 petals and 5 styles in branched terminal clusters.
Leaves: The opposite leaves are elliptical. They are 1″-2″ long.
Medicinal Uses: Widely used in herbal medicine for a variety of ailments.
More information: USDA plant profile