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Perforate St John’s Wort – Hypericum perforatum

Perforate St John’s Wort (Hyoericum perforatum) is sometimes known as Common St John’s -wort, Tipton’s Weed, Klamath Weed or Goatweed.

Perforate St John’s Wort can reach a height of 80 cm. Its stem is woody at the base and has 2 edges, the branches on the stem become more abundant the higher up the stem they are.

The flower is yeallow but is dotted and streaked with black, is up to 3.5cm wide and has 5 petals. The leaves are often opposite and stalkless, again with black dots but this time they are translucent. Perforate St John’s-wort favours dry, light-filled habitats but it is toxic and therefore should not be collected unless with and experienced person.

Height: Up to 100cm
Flowering Time: April to July
Preferred Conditions: St Johns Wort favours calcareous soil an can be found in open woodland, hedge banks and roadside verges.

Perforate St Johns Wort - Hypericum perforatum