Plants Belonging To Hypericaceae

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Hypericaceae - The Saint Johns Wort family are perennial herbs with simple, opposite leaves. The leaves are often covered with dark spots. The flowers are usually yellow, sometimes tinged with red or orange spots, one species has pink flowers. The flowers are regular with 4 to 5 petals and 10 or more stamens. H. perforatum, the species we use in herbal medicine is native to Europe and considered an invasive weed in North America. So you have it being cultivated by herbalists and sprayed by farmers. Elpel, Thomas J.