Family

St. John's-wort.

Colour

Pale yellow.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Mostly north and west.

Time of Bloom

Midsummer.

Flowers: not many; growing in a cyme. Calyx: of five sepals. Corolla: of five petals. Stamens: numerous. Pistil: one. Leaves: elliptical; clasping at the base; thin. Stem: simple, not very high.

Hypericum mutilum. Is another of the smaller St. John's-worts which is found everywhere in low, moist ground. It is especially to be noticed because of its stamens, from five to twelve, being so much fewer than those of other members of the genus. H. adpressum and H. maculatum are also varieties that thrive best in moist soil. H. prolificum, Plate CXXIII.