Clusiaceae
Hypericum anagalloides

Tinker's Penny

Small mats of numerous prostrate stems 1–3 in. long. Leaves small, with rounded tips, opposite, clasping stems. Flowers usually 1 but possibly to 15 atop short stalks, tiny, deep yellow to salmon, without spots, with many stamens. Grows in wet meadows and open, moist, sunny areas at 500–3000 ft. Hypericum derived from Greek hyper for "above" and eikon for "picture," because plants were traditionally placed above religious images to ward off evil spirits.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Early Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual, Perennial
  • Height: 1--3 inches
  • Habitat: Coastal, Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland
  • Found In: Siskiyous, Steens, Crater Lake NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes