Aug. 21, 2017

spotted St. John's-wort, Hypericum punctatum

The flowers of spotted St. John's-wort are about 5/8 inch across. The trick is to find them like that. In my experience, this plant is a little careless about its appearance. I've gotten too many images of this that I was not satisfied with. It seemed like the flowers were always too beat up, too old, too small, or too anything that kept them from being a satisfactory image. And it always seemed like they were too occasional and scattered to provide many opportunities for shots. Then there was this one. Finally! Spotted St. John's-wort grows in woods and along their edges in AL, AR, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, NS, ON, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 7/7/13.