Tutsan hi-PER-i-kum an-dro- SE-mum or an-dros-IE-mum
- Deciduous shrub, to1 m tall, bushy, with erect branches. Leaves simple, opposite, 4-15 cm long, oblong-ovate to broadly ovate, dark blue-green, lighter beneath and lacking dark glands. Flowers yellow, 1.5-2 cm wide, star-shaped or cupped. Friut fleshy, red-brown then usually ripening to black.
- Sun to part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Native to western Europe and northern Africa.
- Hypericum: Greek, hyper, above, and eikon, a picture, it was hung above pictures to ward off evil spirit; androsaemus: Greek name for a plant with red sap, andros, man, and haima, blood.
- Corvallis: southeast corner of Cental Park (6th St. and Madison).