Hypericum ascyron - Great St. John's Wort
Great St. John's Wort (Hypericum ascyron) is a herbaceous perennial wildflower with erect unbranched stems except for the upper third of each plant. The smooth, opposite, ovate leaves are up to four inches long and clasp the stem. It features a showy display of yellow flowers two inches across with five petals, and a bushy center stamen. Its name most likely came from early Christians observing the plant blooming around the feast of St. John the Baptist (June 24th), and their belief of it having mystical properties to ward off evil spirits along with its medicinal qualities.
Soil Moisture: Moderate, Wet
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height: 2' - 6'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 6
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: June, July, August
Attracts: Butterflies, Pollinators
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