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This section is a vintage collection of opinions on natural remedies by various authors, some who have passed on. For historical reference only. These articles are old. They have not been updated since the early 2000s and are not intended to provide medical information.

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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