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A St John's Wort

Hypericum empetrifolium

Description:

Very small shrub, about 25 cm high with bright yellow 5-petalled flowers and small thick leaves about 7mm x 2 mm.

Habitat:

Roadside amongst other small shrubs at elevation of maybe 500 m

Notes:

Hellmut Baumann in 'Wildflowers of Greece' records that this species was highly valued by the ancients as a remedy for wounds.

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Tony Fait
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Tony Fait

Δήμος Νότιας Κυνουρίας, Περιφέρεια Πελοποννήσου, Greece

Spotted on May 5, 2015
Submitted on May 6, 2015

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