Common St. John’s-wort?

Today’s post is a new wildflower for me … one I photographed in a small meadow just down the road from my rural Missouri home. I’m not positive, but pretty sure it is a Common St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum). If anyone can confirm this, or let me know what it is, I’d appreciate it!

Common St. John's-wort wildflower

Common St. John's-wort wildflower

If this is the Common St. John’s-wort, it is a non-native, coming from Europe. Recently, derivatives of this wildflower have gained popularity as a treatment for depression.

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 tripod + StudiBall ballhead
  • ISO 500
  • Aperture f/11
  • Shutter 1/160 sec.



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