St. Johnswort
Hypericum perforatum
 

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St. Johnswort is an upright perennial with reddish-brown woody based stems. The tiny oval, green leaves move up the stems at 1/2 to 1 inch intervals. 3/4 inch, 5-petaled bright yellow flowers appear in summer. At full size, this plant will grow 2 feet tall and 18 inches wide, FRESH LIVE COOKING HERBS, HERB PLANTS, VEGETABLE PLANTS, TOMATO PLANTS, SWEET PEPPER PLANTS, HOT PEPPERS PLANT.
On top of everything else, this plant is ornamental, too!

 

A Dye, a Liniment for Joint Pain, a Mood Up lifter -- it's the All-Purpose Herb!
Crush the flowers to create a dye so bright it seems fluorescent!

   Ancient times brought fame to the St. Johnswort plants because of the discovery of a fluorescent red pigment, named Hypericum, that oozes from the crushed flowers. Today, it has become well-known as a treatment for depression and is being trialed in treatments for AIDS.

   St. Johnswort is ornamental as well, growing upright with reddish-brown woody based stems. The tiny oval, green leaves move up the stems at 1/2 to 1 inch intervals. 3/4 inch, 5-petaled bright yellow flowers appear in summer. At full size, this plant will grow 2 feet tall and 18 inches wide.

   Grow in well-drained to dry soil in sun or partial shade.

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