Oct. 24, 2020

peelbark St. John's-wort, Hypericum fasciculatum

Wildflower photography is about opportunity. Some you create yourself, like taking a drive to Florida. Others are happy circumstances along the way. Florida seems to have extra wide margins along their highways. Great places to spot flowers! And sometimes if there is forest in the background, a shot seems to set itself up. This peelbark St. John's-wort was in good light, right in front of some handy shade. Almost like it was waiting for my moment. Or for some Seminole? They used an infusion of it for internal problems. Problems? There was an opportunity to obfuscate the unpleasant. Peelbark grows in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TX. Polk Co FL, 10/21/15. St. John's-wort family, Hypericaceae.