Toadflax-leaved St John’s-wort Hypericum linariifolium

Status Amber - Vulnerable and Near-Threatened
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This little plant has lovely golden-yellow starry flowers with small leaves appearing in pairs down the stem.


It is found in all the countries of Europe with an Atlantic coast, but is rare and grows nowhere else in the world. It can be found in nine places in Britain, two in north Wales and five in Devon and Cornwall. The vast majority of its population is in the Teign Valley in Dartmoor, where conservation work has given it a much more secure future.


The plant favours steep, rocky places.


Classified as Near Threatened.

Key threats

At many sites it is threatened by the overgrowth of scrub and other coarse plants.