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St. John's Wort

Flowering Weeds 1/2

 

St. John's Wort

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  • Frances
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2013, 00:33
Beautiful capture Beverly!
Beverly Andrighetti: Thank you very much, Frances.
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 24 Jul 2013, 02:44
Amazing capture, weeds do produce some awesome flowers I think and this one is beautiful for sure
Beverly Andrighetti: I was stunned by the number of blooms it produced, Robbyne. Thank you.
Very beautiful Bev... i male no distinction between flowers and weeds... they are all beautiful....petersmile

I did a series called "Flowers and Weeds" a while back... it was funsmile
Beverly Andrighetti: I agree, Peter; some weeds produce blooms as beautiful as any flower. I'll have a look in your archive for you flowers and weeds series.
By golly I believe this is St Johns Wort (Hypericum perforatum)... but don't quote me, as all my flower books are packed! I love your image of this really beautiful, and useful flower!
Beverly Andrighetti: I believe you are correct, Elizabeth. The Google images of St. Johns Wort look just like this. I'm so glad this useful weed was not pulled out before it started to flower.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Jul 2013, 06:31
Very pretty aren't they
Beverly Andrighetti: And apparently also very useful, Chris.
I like the slightly fainted yellow
Beverly Andrighetti: They do have a lovely yellow colour, Chantal. Thank you.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Jul 2013, 07:10
Sometimes I'm quite sure they are the best of all the flowers, Beverly!
Beverly Andrighetti: I tend to agree, Ginnie.
Weeds are only plants growing where you don't want them grin

This is a fine weed!
Beverly Andrighetti: I like the way you think, Bill.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 24 Jul 2013, 08:28
They are not weeds to me Beverly, they look great.
Beverly Andrighetti: Thanks so much, Chad. This particular one also provides some beneficial uses.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 24 Jul 2013, 10:47
If you hold the leaves up to the light, you can see the perforations - but your photo is so good, you can see them in this picture
Beverly Andrighetti: Thank you so much. I wonder what function the perforations perform, Lisl.
This is a gorgeous weed and your photo is excellent.
Beverly Andrighetti: Much appreciated, Mary. Elizabeth has identified this as St. John's Wort which I believe has many useful purposes as well.
A fine example of how pretty weeds can be Bev. Very nicely presented
Beverly Andrighetti: Thank you very much, Janet. I'll now be on the lookout for other flowering weeds.
Beauty is in the eye of the be-holder Bev this is a stunner. I do admire the techniques you employ.
Beverly Andrighetti: Thank you very much for such kind words, Martin; they are very much appreciated.
Which weed is that? Or is it just a plant in the wrong place?
Beverly Andrighetti: This is called St. John's Wort as Elizabeth identified it, Tom. I found it growing wild beside the steps along the side of our house.
fine shot of an unusual looking penta-petal flower. i like the colour
Beverly Andrighetti: A weed that is useful too, Ayush; St. John's Wort.

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