Definition of Hypericum perforatum

1. Noun. Yellow-flowered perennial common in fields and waste places but a weed in rangelands.

Exact synonyms: Klammath Weed
Generic synonyms: St John's Wort

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hypericum Perforatum

Hypaque enema
Hypentelium nigricans
Hyperglyphe perciformis
Hypericum androsaemum
Hypericum ascyron
Hypericum calycinum
Hypericum crux andrae
Hypericum gentianoides
Hypericum hypericoides
Hypericum maculatum
Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum prolificum
Hypericum pyramidatum
Hypericum spathulatum
Hypericum tetrapterum
Hypericum virginianum
Hyperoodon ampullatus
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Literary usage of Hypericum perforatum

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1. The Phytologist: A Popular Botanical Miscellany edited by George Luxford, Edward Newman (1843)
"Our specimen is much more branched than hypericum perforatum generally is, the branches being nearly erect; the leaves are very narrow, and their edges ..."

2. Physiological Materia Medica, Containing All that is Known of the by William H. Burt (1881)
"... jealousy, and unhappy love. Amelioration.—On stooping; during the day; and the cough from rising and sitting up. hypericum perforatum. St. John's Wort. ..."

3. Specific Diagnosis and Specific Medication by John William Fyfe, John Milton Scudder (1909)
"hypericum perforatum is sedative, diuretic and astringent. Indications.—Catarrhal conditions of the urinary passages; suppression of urine; chronic urinary ..."

4. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1913)
"hypericum perforatum L. Sp. Pl. 785. 1753. Perennial, herbaceous from a woody base, 1°-2° high, much branched. Stems erect, with numerous barren shoots at ..."

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