Narrow-Leaf Hypericum
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Narrow-Leaf Hypericum
ative Photo: D.S. Rawat
Common name: Narrow-Leaf Hypericum • Nepali: चली म्हॆंदो Chali mhendo
Botanical name: Hypericum podocarpoides    Family: Hypericaceae (St John's Wort family)

Narrow-Leaf Hypericum is a small branched shrub, growing to 1.5 tall. It has branches covered with numerous linear-lancelike, or narrow elliptic, pointed leaves. Leaves are stalkless and arranged such that one opposite pair is perpendicular to the next. Flowers are yellow, borne in few flower clusters at the end of branches. Individual flowers are 3-4 cm across, petal obovate, longer than sepals, stamens numerous in five clusters. Narrow-Leaf Hypericum is found on open slopes and river banks in Uttarakhand at altitudes of 800-2100 m. Flowering: April-July.

Identification credit: D.S. Rawat Photographed near Girgaon, Pithoragarh Distt, Uttarakhand.

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