This is my St. John’s wort I planted last year in my community garden. I planted it from organic seeds, under the new moon. The moons energy helps “pull” the seed from the ground as it waxes to full. I will be making a tincture from the flowers. When you use fresh flowers it turns the tincture red, and this is the “blood” of St. John.
“Hypericum perforatum, known as perforate St John’s-wort, common Saint John’s wort and St John’s wort, is a flowering plant in the family Hypericaceae. The common name “St John’s wort” may be used to refer to any species of the genus Hypericum. Wikipedia”