Hypericum anagalloides

Chamisso & Schlechtendal

Linnaea 3: 127. 1828.

Common names: Tinker’s penny
Synonyms: Hypericum anagalloides var. calicifolium R. Keller H. anagalloides var. cymosum R. Keller H. anagalloides var. nevadense Greene H. anagalloides var. pumilum R. Keller H. anagalloides var. ramigerum R. Keller H. anagalloides var. undulatum R. Keller H. bryophytum H. tapetoides
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 95. Mentioned on page 89.

Herbs annual or perennial, decumbent to ascending, with diffusely branching and rooting base, forming loose mats, not usually branched distally, 0.3–1.5 dm. Stems: internodes 4-angled. Leaves spreading, sessile or subamplexicaul; blade ovate or orbiculate to elliptic or oblanceolate (proximal) or oblong (distal), 3–13 × 1.5–8.5 mm, papery to membranous, margins plane, apex rounded, basal veins 3–5(–7), distally looped, midrib unbranched. Inflorescences loosely corymbiform, 1–14-flowered, branching mostly dichasial. Flowers 3–5(–8) mm diam.; sepals usually narrowly elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate-spatulate, rarely obovate, unequal, 2–4 × 0.9–2 mm, margins sometimes ciliate, not setulose-ciliate, apex subacute to rounded; petals golden yellow to salmon-orange, oblanceolate, (1.7–)3.5–5 mm; stamens (5–)12–15(–25), separate or obscurely 3-fascicled; styles 0.5–2 mm; stigmas scarcely capitate. Capsules ellipsoid to cylindric or subglobose, 2.5–5 × 1.7–2.5 mm. Seeds 0.5–0.6 mm; testa linear-scalariform. 2n= 16.

Phenology: Flowering spring–late summer (May–Sep).
Habitat: Bogs, ditches, lake and stream margins, meadows, other damp habitats
Elevation: 50–2700 m


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B.C., Ariz., Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Mexico (Baja California).


As reflected in the synonymy, Hypericum anagalloides is variable; none of the variations merits taxonomic recognition.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Norman K. B. Robson +
Chamisso & Schlechtendal +
Tinker’s penny +
B.C. +, Ariz. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +, Wash. +  and Mexico (Baja California). +
50–2700 m +
Bogs, ditches, lake and stream margins, meadows, other damp habitats +
Flowering spring–late summer (May–Sep). +
Hypericum anagalloides var. calicifolium +, H. anagalloides var. cymosum +, H. anagalloides var. nevadense +, H. anagalloides var. pumilum +, H. anagalloides var. ramigerum +, H. anagalloides var. undulatum +, H. bryophytum +  and H. tapetoides +
Hypericum anagalloides +
Hypericum sect. Brathys +
species +