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Brief Description: Perennial plant, with upright sprouts, 10-110 cm high. The leaves are ovate or lanceolate to ellipsoid-oblong or linear. The sepals are lanceolate to oblong or ellipsoid, intact or with some surface black spots. The petals are yellow with black spots on their margins and sometimes with black surface stripes. The fruit is capsule, ovate to pyramidal. It bears flowers from April until September. 
Bibliography: Γιαννίτσαρος Α., Καψανάκη-Γκότση Ε. 2003. Χερσαία φυτά και μύκητες. Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών, Αθήνα. Μηλιαράκης Σ. 1910. Τα δημώδη ονόματα των φυτών προσδιοριζόμενα επιστημονικώς υπό Θ. Χέλδράιχ. Αθήναι. Robson N. K. B. 1967. Hypericum L. In: Davis P. H. (ed.) Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands 2: 355-401. Edinburgh. Strid A. (ed.) 1986. Mountain flora of Greece, 1. Cambridge. 
Particular Features: The species of genus Hypericum have pharmaceutical and toxic properties. They belong to the category of photodynamic plants and can cause skin diseases (light diseases) in animals with white skin. 
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