Taxon: Hypericum perforatum L.

 
Genus: Hypericum
    Section: Hypericum
Family: Hypericaceae
Nomen number: 19600
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:785. 1753
Name Verified on: 18-Jun-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 82 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: essential oils (for cosmetics fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Materials: lipids (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Medicines: source of hypericin (fide Ency CNatIn; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; Kellerman et al.; Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968; Invasive Pl Spec; Weeds SAfr 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Saudi Arabia
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Dagestan, - Karachay-Cherkessia, - North Ossetia, - Stavropol
    • China: China - Henan, - Hebei, - Hunan, - Hubei, - Gansu, - Jiangxi, - Jiangsu, - Guizhou, - Shanxi, - Shandong, - Shaanxi, - Sichuan, - Yunnan, - Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, - Jammu and Kashmir, - Uttar Pradesh; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Russian Federation - Astrakhan; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom - England, - Scotland, - Wales
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Malta; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: Andorra; France; Gibraltar; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Sudan - Darfur
    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa - Western Cape
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; Mexico; United States
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba; Haiti
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus
    • Middle Europe: Germany; Poland; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy

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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image