This hairless perennial is widespread throughout Ireland in mountain districts, heaths, woodland paths and hedgerows. It has rich yellow five-petalled flowers (15mm across), the petals having red spots, with dark dots on their margins as have the five sepals. The flowers, which bloom from June to August, are borne on erect slender rounded stems in slender panicles. The paired leaves have translucent dots. This is a native plant belonging to the family Hypericaceae.
I first identified this plant in Laragh, Co Wicklow in 1976 and photographed it in Tullycanna, Co Wexford in 2007.
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