Hypericum hircinum

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaClusiaceaeHypericumHypericum hircinum


A bushy shrub naturalised in shaded habitats, and occasionally also in more open places where its growth is often stunted. Lowland.



World Distribution

A native of the Mediterranean region; naturalised in W. Europe.

Atlas Change Index: 1.08

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

Atlas text references

Atlas (57b)
Bean WJ
1973.  Trees and shrubs hardy in the British Isles, edn 8, II. D-M.
de Bolòs O, Vigo J
1990.  Flora dels Països Catalans, II. Crucíferes-Amarantàcies.
Robson NKB
1985.  Studies in the genus Hypericum L. (Guttiferae) 3. Sections 1. Campylosporus to 6a. Umbraculoides. Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Botany. 12:163-325.