St. John's Wort Seed Pack CLEARANCE

St. John's Wort Seed Pack CLEARANCE

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St. John's Wort Seed Pack CLEARANCE

St. John's Wort Seed Pack CLEARANCE

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St. John's Wort Seed Pack CLEARANCE

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St. John's Wort
Botanical Name:  Hypericum perforatum
Seed Pack
by DuneCraft

Also known as Scare Devil, St. John's Wort is a yellow-flowering herb originating in Europe, which has been introduced to the Americas and grows wild in many meadows.  The common name comes from its traditional flowering and harvesting on St. John's day, June 24th. The genus name Hypericum is derived from the Greek words hyper (above) and eikon (picture), in reference to the traditional use of the plant to ward off evil, by hanging plants over a picture in the house during St John's day.  The species name perforatum refers to the presence of small oil glands in the leaves that look like windows, which can be seen when they are held against the light.  When flowers or seed pods are crushed, a reddish/purple liquid is produced.  Grows into a plant with lovely yellow flowers.

Although St. John's Wort is grown commercially in some regions of south east Europe, it is listed as a noxious weed in more than twenty countries.  In pastures, it acts as both a toxic and invasive weed.  It replaces useful vegetation to the extent of making productive land unusable and can also be poisonous to livestock.  
  
In ancient times, herbalists wrote about its use as a sedative and a treatment for Malaria, as well as a balm for wounds, burns, and insect bites. Some people also used it in Anti-sorcery Charms.
 
Seeds germinate in 1 week.  Instructions for planting and care are included on the back of the seed package.
  • Seeds are sold by weight not number of seeds per pack.
  • Net Weight:  45 milligrams.



Ages 4 and up.

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SKU

DUNSC0048

Weight

0.1 lb

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