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Small St. John's wort
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Scientific classification

Hypericum gramineum, commonly known as small St. John's wort or grassy St. Johnswort, is species of flowering plant in the St. Johns wort family Hypericaceae. It is found in parts of Southeast Asia, Oceania, and the Pacific.


Grassy St. Johnswort is a small annual or perennial herb with a height of 5–72 cm (2.0–28.3 in). Its flowers are 5–12 mm in diameter.

Distribution and habitat

Hypericum gramineum occurs in New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Papua-New Guinea, Vietnam, Taiwan, China (Hainan, Yunnan), India (Meghalaya, Manipur), Bhutan, and the United States (Hawaii). It is found in every state and territory of Australia. It grows in open grassy and shrubby habitats.

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The distribution of Hypericum gramineum in Australia
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