Hypericum perforatum. Perforate St. John’s wort. Lus na Maighdine Muire.

Hypericum perforatum. Perforate St. John’s wort. Lus na Maighdine Muire.

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Bright yellow flowers on stems with small green leaves reaching about 80cms in height, taller in long grass.

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Description

Common name:  Perforate St. John’s wort. Lus na Maighdine Muire.

General:
This population originates from Co Down. Irish Grid reference: J340697.
Annual to 80cms. Smallish yellow flowers on tall stems. Leaves show perforations when held up to the light – hence the name, perforate.

Benefits:
Flowers from end of June for many weeks so is good forage for bees in the hungry gap (July).

Habitat:
Open grassland, scrubby places. Prefers sandy or light soils. An adaptable plant.

Sowing guidelines:
Sow in autumn or early spring in a seed tray, transplant into modules when large enough to handle. Once mature enough plant outside.

Cultural history:
Hung over doors for protection from evil spirits on St. John’s Day, 24th June. Traditionally taken as a mood helper for humans. Large amounts poisonous to livestock.

Avg contents: 600 seeds.

Additional information

Weight0.005 g
Dimensions10 × 5.6 × 0.5 cm

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