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Hypericum perforatum


Hypericum perforatum
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-08
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-06 13:53
Viewed: 1041
Points: 10
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Hypericum perforatum, also known as St John's wort, is a flowering plant species of the genus Hypericum and a medicinal herb that is sold over-the-counter as a treatment for depression.[1][2] Other names for it include Tipton's weed, rosin rose, goatweed, chase-devil, or Klamath weed.[1] 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 or perforate St John's wort to differentiate it. Hypericum is classified in the family Hypericaceae, having previously been classified as Guttiferae or Clusiaceae.[3][4] Approximately 370 species of the genus Hypericum exist worldwide with a native geographical distribution including temperate and subtropical regions of Europe, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Middle East, India, and China.

Source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypericum_perforatum

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-06 14:25]

Hi Luis,beautiful capture of this specie very common in my country too,great exposure for the best yellow and magnificent details too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Luis, Interesting species, and I have never seen this in my area. Nice light and tones. The blurry BG brings out the vibrant colour of the flower itself. Great details and clarity. I like the yellow petals and they look very elegant. Thank for sharing
Anna

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-05-06 16:26]

Hello Luis,
You did a very nice job photographing this St. John's Wort plant. I have heard about this plant and some of it's medicinal claims since I was a child. I can't say I've ever come across it in the field, but then I'm not sure I would have correctly identified it anyways.
I'm glad you posted this image, as I will now keep my eyes peeled for it in the future,
Ron

Bonsoir Luis,
Très belle publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière par l'appréciation de la finesse des détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

nice hypericum portrait, TFS Ori

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