Jul. 13, 2019

roundpod St. John's-wort, Hypericum cistifolium

In general usage we kind of assume Hypericum is the plant that produces the common herbal pick-me-up. But there are 490 species of Hypericum, only one of which produces that treatment. That one is a Eurasian native, Hypericum perforatum, and is now common here. Roundpod is a small shrubby relative, native to southeastern damp soils. This species shows promise as an anti-inflammatory and antibiotic. Extracts have been shown to inhibit staph. Roundpod can be seen in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TX. Wakulla Co FL, 7/8/18.