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Freeland, Whidbey Island (Google, OSM)
47.52889, -122.39752
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St. John's Wort is all over the bluff overlooking Holmes Harbor. I believe the plant is good for sustaining soil to prevent slides and erosion. In the summer, the plant blooms bright yellow flowers. It may have been planted long ago because the most elevated part of the bluff has huge amounts-is it a vine or a bush?

Apr. 23, 2012 20:56:35 -0700
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Klamath weed - Photo (c) Steve Chilton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
ajwick24's ID: Klamath weed (Hypericum perforatum)
Posted by ajwick24 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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If it is Hypericum, it is not H. perforatum, which is a tall plant with small leaves. The photo isn't very diagnostic. It lools to me like Gualtheria shalon (salal). Hypericum will have opposite leaves; Gualtheria will have alternate leaves an slightly zig-zag stems, which appears to be the case here.

Posted by richard_olmstead about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Salal - Photo (c) Cable Bay Trail, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
richard_olmstead's ID: Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
Posted by richard_olmstead about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Salal - Photo (c) Cable Bay Trail, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
smwaters's ID: Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
Posted by smwaters about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Klamath weed - Photo (c) Steve Chilton, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
ajwick24's ID: Klamath weed (Hypericum perforatum)
Dicots - Photo (c) Virginia (Ginny) Sanderson, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)
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Salal - Photo (c) Cable Bay Trail, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
richard_olmstead's ID: Salal (Gaultheria shallon)
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