Hypericums from Kenya
Hypericum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Hypericaceae. The genus has a nearly worldwide distribution, missing only from tropical lowlands, deserts and polar regions. Many Hypericum species are regarded as invasive species and noxious weeds. All members of the genus may be referred to as St. John’s wort, and some are known as goatweed. The white or pink flowered marsh St. John’s worts of North American and eastern Asia are now separated into the genus
Hypericum also known as St. John’s wort and stems from the hypericum family. It is a perennial, flowering in summer. Common colors for this plant are various shades of yellow. In fall, the flower is adorned with brown-red berries and, depending on the species, can reach a shrub height between 30 and 150 centimeters. Worldwide, there are about 400 St. John’s wort species. In Europe, they can mainly be found in subtropical and temperate areas. With its underground sprouts, the St. John’s wort is an excellent soil cover and will thus be a (yellow) pearl between the rest of your colorful assets throughout summer.
Like many other herbs and plants, St. John’s wort, too, has its medicinal qualities. A tincture can be extracted from the leaf and stems, that can be used for nervous diseases, sciatica and burns. It is also used as an ingredient for antidepressants. Because of this substance, most wild animals avoid the St. John’s wort.
Apart from having various kinds of medical uses, the St. John’s wort is a great a cut flower. Both the flowers and the berries are often added to bouquets as decorative additions because of its elegant effect.
The hypericum is a rich plant with many varieties. We have listed some of the most beautiful types for you, so you only have to choose depending on your taste.
The name Hypericum is derived from the Greek god Hyperion, father of Helios, also known as the Sun. Like the sun, the flowers of the St. John’s wort have a bright yellow color.
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