Monday, March 14, 2016

St Johnswort

Walking along the Great Western Trail, I spied this pretty yellow flower, St Johnswort. It's medicinal properties for relieving melancholy are well known. I am surprised that all I found was one plant, because it's listed as being a pretty invasive weed. I am going to check on it next year to see if it has spread. It sure is pretty, though. Again, a weed is just a plant growing where you don't want it to, or one that we haven't found a use for yet. Which makes me wonder if we are going to stop calling this one a weed.
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St Johnswort blossom

St Johnswort bud

Leaves of St Johnswort. Notice how the leaves look like they have little pin hole perforations. Sorry about the lack of clarity of this pic.

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