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Companion Botanical Closeup: Saint John's Wort

Hypericum perforatum, or common Saint John’s wort, is a member of the hypericaceae family. Its common name is based on the fact that it generally blooms at the beginning of summer on or around June 24th, which is the birthday of the biblical John the Baptist. It is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa, and is considered an invasive species in the United States.

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