Friday 29 October 2010

Hypericum calycinum - Rose of Sharon.

This shrubby plant is a garden escape that is widespread on Islay.  It has attractive red berries at this time of year and yellow flowers in summer.  It originates in south-east Europe.

It is commonly called 'Rose of Sharon', but so are a lot of other plants, including a hibiscus which is nothing like it.

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