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Hypericum anagalloides (Tinker's penny)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Hypericum anagalloides

Hypericum anagalloides Cham. & Schltdl.

Tinker's Penny

Clusiaceae (Mangosteen Family)


USDA Symbol: HYAN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Prostrate stems forming leafy mats, with small, golden yellow or salmon-yellow flowers at ends of short erect branches.

Some Hypericum species are given the name St. John's Wort. Their flowers bloom around June 24, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist. For centuries the plants had the reputation of warding off evil; when hung about the house or kept in pockets, they were thought to guard against thunder and witches.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.
Leaf: Green

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AZ , CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: British Columbia south to Baja California and east to Montana.
Native Habitat: Wet places from sea level to high elevations.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Hypericum anagalloides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hypericum anagalloides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hypericum anagalloides


Record Modified: 2023-03-20
Research By: TWC Staff

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