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Hypericum perforatum, Common St.John's Wort

Scientific name:  Hypericum perforatum
Common name:  Common St.John's Wort
Family:  Hypericaceae
Flowering:  June-September

Hypericum perforatum, Common St.John's Wort


Derivation of the botanical name:
Hypericum, hyper, above, eikon, picture; from the old practice of placing flowers above an image in the house to ward off evil spirits at the midsummer festival of Walpurgis Night, which later became the feast of St. John held in late June when they are in bloom, and thus took the name of St. John's wort.
perforatum Latin perforatus, past participle of perforare "to bore through, pierce through."

Hypericum perforatum, Common St.John's Wort


Hypericum perforatum, Common St.John's Wort


Hypericum perforatum, Common St.John's Wort


Hypericum perforatum, Common St.John's Wort


 
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