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St John's wort

Hypericum perforatum


With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any species of the genus Hypericum. Therefore, H. perforatum is sometimes called Common St John's wort to differentiate it. The species of Hypericum are classified in the Hypericaceae family, having previously been classified as Guttiferae or Clusiaceae. Approximately 370 species of the genus Hypericum exist worldwide with a native geographical distribution including temperate and subtropical regions of North America, Europe, Turkey, Russia, India, and China.


Forest, a small lake nearby


St John's wort is widely known as an herbal treatment for depression.

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Gemert-Bakel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Spotted on Jun 23, 2011
Submitted on Aug 20, 2011

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