Hypericum balearicum, also known as the Balearic St. John's Wort, is a species of flowering plant in the Hypericaceae family. It is native to the Balearic Islands in the western Mediterranean, specifically on the islands of Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, and Formentera.
The plant typically grows to a height of 20-50 cm and has small, narrow leaves. The flowers are bright yellow and have five petals, and bloom in the summer months from June to August.
Hypericum balearicum is a popular plant in horticulture due to its attractive flowers and foliage. It prefers well-drained soils and can be grown in full sun or partial shade. The plant is also known for its medicinal properties, with the extracts of its leaves and flowers being used to treat a variety of ailments such as anxiety and depression.
However, it is important to note that some species of Hypericum, including Hypericum balearicum, can be toxic to livestock and other animals if ingested in large quantities. Therefore, caution should be taken when planting this species in areas where livestock may graze.