Taxon: Hypericum perforatum L.

 
Genus: Hypericum
Section: Hypericum
Family: Hypericaceae
Nomen number: 19600
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:785. 1753
Link to protologue:
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 Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan
    • 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