Ivylore
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Asked on Jul 13, 2013

What is this plant?

Wanda sinnemaDarwinLinda Hinchey
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I planted this perennial a few years ago and it's doing fine. It has interesting yellow flowers. I just don't remember the name. Can you help me? Thanks!
about 1 and 1/2 ft. tall w interesting yellow flowers
about 1 and 1/2 ft. tall w interesting yellow flowers
22 answers
  • Ivylore
    on Jul 13, 2013

    I've been doing some research and I think it may be St. John's wort?

  • White Oak Studio Designs
    on Jul 13, 2013

    I don't think it is St. John's Wort. I have many SJW shrubs and they look nothing like this. My St. Johns Wort's are shrubs, get very tall if not cut back (more than 5 ft.) and bloom in August in Michigan.

  • TJ
    on Jul 13, 2013

    The bloom reminded me of a globeflower (trollius) but the leaves don't look the same as the one I have but its still very small. Something about this is familiar but can't quite come up with anything else.

  • Ivylore
    on Jul 14, 2013

    Hmmm... not sure now. It isn't very tall or wide and I've had it about 3 years. Thanks for your help.

  • Mariposa
    on Jul 14, 2013

    This link has info on Sunburst but down at the bottom it has info on plants that look similar. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/gardens-gardening/your-garden/plant-finder/plant-details/kc/a654/hypericum-frondosum-sunburst.aspx

  • Sandra
    on Jul 14, 2013

    I think it's an edible flower plant my neighbor has an orange trumpet looking one, the leaves are identical. After they are cut they only last a few hours. The flowers are used as a garnish on a food dish. My first was in CA, the laws there are anything served on a dish must be edible! The most popular are those that looks like pansies. Check out this book: Cooking with Edible Flowers: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-223 By Miriam Jacobs

  • Ivylore
    on Jul 14, 2013

    Hi Mariposa, I took a look at the link and the one on the bottom does look like my plant (minus the purple leaves)! It will be interesting to see if the leaves begin to turn purple. I'll be watching! And Thanks, Sandra for your comment- I do have a nasturtium vine which is blossoming with red, yellow and orange flowers and it is definitely edible, although I haven't sampled it yet :)

  • Kay Love-Wood
    on Jul 15, 2013

    leaves look like 4 O'clocks?????

  • Nancy Christopher-Morrison
    on Jul 15, 2013

    I am pretty sure it is a hybrid version of St. Johns Wort - it is a very popular ground cover in Seattle. -in my part of Washington State it grows wild. Link to see leaves> http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/fp.php?pid=774135 and to see flowers> http://lindasflipside.blogspot.com/2010/06/wordless-wednesday-st-johns-wort.html...and yes it is edible.

  • Merri Jo
    on Jul 15, 2013

    The photo looks identical to the St Johns Wort in my garden!

  • Jodi Schuller
    on Jul 15, 2013

    It's Hypericum. A species of St. John's Wort. Many berries are poisonous, so unless you know exactly what you have, I would not advise eating them. As a florist, we use this often in flower arrangements. The berry will change color, they are white or yellow at the beginning then change to green, red, brown or in one variety-black.

  • Judy
    on Jul 15, 2013

    There is more than one variety of Hypericum (St John's Wort). There is Hypericum perforatum, which is the taller, shrubby plant that grows wild, is used medicinally & is also classified as a noxious weed in some areas & yours, which is Hypericum calycinum, a ground cover with larger yellow flowers. My Mother-in-law had them in front of her house for years & I still see them in yards occasionally.

  • Mikell Paulson
    on Jul 15, 2013

    St. John's Wort!

  • Anja
    on Jul 16, 2013

    In the floral industry, it's called hyperiçum berry and is used in fresh flower arrangements.

  • Wanda sinnema
    on Jul 16, 2013

    It 's HYPERICUM (sp?),,,common name ST.JOHNS WORT... looks like the shrub variety,,, the GROUND COVER variety IS INVASIVE... inf the fall the berries turn red-bronze and are used in flowers bouquets because of the striking color..

  • Ivylore
    on Jul 16, 2013

    Thanks everyone, I'm pretty convinced it's st. john's wort, the shrub variety.

  • Glh
    on Jul 17, 2013

    I'm not sure what it's called, I have some planted on the north side of my house. It spreads and new starts will transplant to other locations well.

  • Peg
    on Jul 17, 2013

    yep, St. John's Wort shrub.

  • Linda Hinchey
    on Jul 17, 2013

    It's invasive and it will pop up and cover everything.

  • Darwin
    on Apr 21, 2014

    Hypericum common name ST. JOHNS WORT. Several types, grown cover plus upright with different leave sizes. All have wonderful yellow blooms.

  • Wanda sinnema
    on Apr 22, 2014

    BE CAREFUL,,,,,,SOME VARIETIES listed as ground covers, it can spread by underground runners........ as bad as IVY...others are perfect for some areas, you don't want to worry about and have it covered and with flowers.... there are varieties that produce pink and orange seed pods in the fall....

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