1. The Botanical Magazine
  2. The Botanical Magazine, Volume V

Hypericum Coris

Heath-Leav'd St John's-Wort
Class and Order
Polyadelphia Polygynia
Generic Character
Cal. 5-phyllus. Petala 5. Nect. 0. Capsula
HYPERICUM Coris floribus trigynis, calycibus serrato-glandulosis, foliis subverticillatis. Linn. Syst. Veget. ed. 14. Murr. p. 702
CORIS lutea. Bauh. pin. 280
CORIS legitima, Ericæ similis. Hon. Belli, ep. 1. ad Cluj. Clus. op. V. 1. p. 299
CORIS. Matthioli 939.

There is an elegance and neatness in most of this tribe, and none possess those qualities in a greater degree than the present species, which is a charming little evergreen, admirably adapted for the greenhouse, as it forms a pretty bulb, and flowers during most of the summer.

It grows spontaneously in the South of Europe, and many parts of the Levant; Honorius Bellus, in his epistle Clusius (vid. Clus. op.) describes it as growing on the hilly parts of the island of Crete.

Mr. Lee, of Hammersmith, received it about four years since from the Crimea.

It is propagated by cuttings.

178Hypericum Coris
Hypericum Coris
Heath-Leav'd St John's-Wort

Other species of the Hypericum genus