Alternative Health and Herbal Articles by Various Authors.

Identifying St. John's Wort in the Wild

Author : Karen Shelton  (c) 1998


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This is a close-up of St. Johnswort seedlings huddled close to the ground during a mild Tennessee winter. This is a variety similar to hypericum perforatum, I use it interchangeably.

February 1998 Photo : Copyright 1998,
Karen Shelton, Alternative Nature Enterprises

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This is SJW in bloom in July. You should see clear dots on the leaves and dark spots on the petal margins.

The plant gets about 2 to 2 1/2 feet tall and has oval shaped leaves that hug the stem  opposite each other, they have no stems.


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