Canary Island St. Johnswort USDA PLANTS Symbol: HYCA11
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Shrub or Subshrub
Hypericum canariense L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Theales: Clusiaceae

Appearance
Hypericum canariense is a perennial shrub that can grow up to 9.8 ft. (3 m) tall.
Foliage
Leaves are lanceolate, waxy, opposite, with a prominent midvein and green coloring through winter and orange during summer before they fall off.
Flowers
Flowers are orange-yellow in color and 0.6 in. (1.5 cm) across with 5 sepals, 3 stigmas, 5 petals, and several anthers. Flowering occurs from April to June.
Fruit
Fruits are dry capsules that release hundreds of very small seeds that are 0.04 in. (1 mm) in length from July through August.
Ecological Threat
Hypericum canariense can be found in wet or moist locations including coastal scrub, and forests. It is native to the western 5 of the Canary Islands.

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Flower(s); Flowers habit side of road
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Flower(s); Flowers and Forest collecting insects
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Plant(s); Collecting insects
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Flower(s); Flowers
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Flower(s); Flowers
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Flower(s); Flower fungus
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EDDMapS Distribution:
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State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.


Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council