Hypericum oblongifolium

Hypericum oblongifolium in Valley of Flowers

Hypericum oblongifolium is an erect hairless shrub up to 2 m with procumbent or ascending 4-angled stems. Leaves are stalkless. Flowers are yellow in color 4-6 cm across, solitary or 2 to 6 in terminal cymes. Sepals are ovate. The specific name oblongifolium refers to oblong shaped leaves.

English Name


Local Name

Chitroi, Chaya, Basant


Hypericaceae (St. John’s wort Family)

Flowering time

June to August


In open or in shady moist areas and rarely in undergrowth.


Leaves are used as fodder. Roots yield yellow dye. Leaves and stems are used to facilitate delivery.

Location in the Valley of flowers

It is found between Govindghat and Ghangaria and near the entry gate of the valley.

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