Hypericum perforatum
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Hypericum perforatum

St. Johnswort
y fendigedig

  family clusiaceae 
  genus hypericum 

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Genus  Hypericum Species  perforatum Variety  Cultivar  Common names  St. Johnswort   y fendigedig Family  CLUSIACEAE Specimen number  S8743 Data source  ColorNat p24;DyePl p23;DyePl p58;MedPl p104
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The aerial parts of Hypericum perforatum have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Yellow and yellow are common colors produced with St. John's wort. Hypericum perforatum is known as y fendigedig in Welsh. St.-John's-wort was used in Bosnia and Herzegovina for dyeing.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  antidepressant   antispasmodic   cholagogue   astringent   sedative   analgesic   antiviral Medicinal parts  Flowers Has medicinal uses  yes Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  yes Toxicity precautions  It may cause sensitivity to sunlight. Medicinal notes  Hypericum perforatum has herbal applications as an antidepressant, as an antispasmodic, as a cholagogue and as an astringent. See the medicinal properties section for even more traditional herbal uses. It is illegal in some countries to possess or use this plant without proper certification. Traditional medicinal remedies are made from the flowers. It may cause sensitivity to sunlight.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Aerial parts Dye color  yellow,green
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Hypericum perforatum probably originates from Europe and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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