Hypericum gramineum

Family Clusiaceae

Erect herb to 40 cm high. Taproot 1 mm diameter with creeping lateral roots giving rise to stems. Longevity of 5 – 20 years.

Flowers: Yellow – orange, February – April, November – December.

Fruit: Black capsule, to 7 mm long with 200-300 seeds.

Seed: Minute, probably wind-dispersed. Some dormancy.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Grassland mid to light shade.
  • Occasional in grassland at the Australian Botanic Garden, not under tree canopies.
  • Forming localised colonies to 5 m across.
  • Resprouts after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Hypericum gramineum plant

Hypericum gramineum flower

Hypericum gramineum seed