St. John's wort Hypericum spp on Mitcham Common - Stock Image

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Description
Historically, this yellow-flowered St. John's wort (Hypericum spp) has been used in Kent, Somerset and the Scottish Highlands to staunch bleeding. Possibly, this use even pre-dates the Christianity that led to its current name. Presently considered as an anti-depressant, there is little in folklore that recognises its use in this sort of treatment.

This is Mitcham Common in Surrey, England.

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