Description. Email This BlogThis! St. John's wort grows best in fields, along roadsides, and around waste areas. Four-petal St. John’s wort can bloom throughout the year, but late spring is usually its best bloom time. Posted by Raw Birds at 23:59. It occurs naturally in moist flatwoods, sandhills and ruderal areas. It has five yellow petals with several, small, black dots along the margins; it also has many stamens in 3 clusters and a single pistil in the centre. One of a large family of perennials, Perforate St John's-wort is distinguished from its cousins by two slightly raised lines running along the length of the cylindrical stems. And search more of iStock's library of royalty-free stock images that features Beauty photos available for quick and easy download. Swiss physician Paracelsus, who established the role of chemistry in medicine (1493-1541), was most impressed with its medicinal properties, speaking of it like a plant in which God had hidden a great wonderful secret. Known as perforate St John’s-wort, common Saint John’s wort and St John’s wort, The common name “St John’s wort” comes from its traditional flowering and harvesting on St John’s Day, 24 June, It is a believed to be a medicinal herb with antidepressant activity, although high-quality clinical evidence for such effects is limited. Commercial pill forms of the plant extract is used to treat depression. This wildflower was introduced from Europe. It is shrubby plant that typically grows to about two to three feet tall, though some sources say it can reach 12 feet, but we can't say we've ever seen anything near that tall. It has small yellow 5-petalled flowers (12-20mm across) which has erect, sepal s, each sepal being dotted along its margins with tiny red beads. The subject of much myth and legend, and a herbal remedy, Perforate st John's-wort is a familiar flower. The blooms have five rounded petals with distinctive black spots, numerous stamens, and 3 styles. St John’s wort is a valuable medicinal plant with an affinity for nerve endings and is used for many purposes. in width. in height with good sized blossoms, and is the largest of all St. John’s Worts! These are a good source of food for bees and hoverflies. Besides drinking two cups of this tea daily, sitz and foot baths can be very beneficial. A sure sign of summer, these sunny yellow blossoms simply warm the atmosphere. Common St. John's-wort can be quite invasive, forming dense colonies and … Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John's-wort, common Saint John's wort, or simply St John's wort, is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae and the type species of the genus Hypericum.. St. John's wort also causes photodermatitis in grazing animals. Perforate St John's-wort Dietary supplement Pharmaceutical drug Herb Pharmacology, Herbs PNG size: 2579x3600px filesize: 7.07MB Blossom Flower Branch, flower PNG size: 4338x7223px filesize: 3.18MB Perforate St John's-wort Hypericum androsaemum Familiar Wild Flowers Plant, botanical PNG size: 1186x1600px filesize: 2.21MB The blooms of Great St. John’s Wort are very interesting to examine close up. Side Effects & Safety When taken by mouth: St. John's wort is LIKELY SAFE when taken by mouth for up to 12 weeks. This corresponded to the time when the European species Hypericum perforatum (Common St. John's Wort) typically blooms, and so the saint and wildflower became associated together. St. Johns Wort (a native of Europe) occurs commonly along roadsides and hedgerows, and this herb has one of the most glamorous histories in the plant kingdom.