Hypericum perforatum

Image

Image

Image

I love etymology , names of plants are particularly  interesting from this point of view.  like this one:

Hypericum: has origin in Greek language , where hyper means above and eikon picture, during St John’s day the plant was hanged over an icon to protect the house against evil forces.

Perforatum: has origin in Latin- if the leaves are held against the sun, there are seen little perforations which are actually oil glands .Notice the leaves at the first picture above!

 

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “Hypericum perforatum

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s