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Native Plant Trust: Go Botany

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Hypericum boreale

Plant of the day: Hypericum boreale northern St. John's-wort

Northern St. John's-wort is native to Northeastern wetlands, and it is sometimes found in cranberry plantations. Its presence in cranberry farms in the Pacific Northwest, where it is not native, is thought to be due to inadvertent transfer with commercial cranberry plant cu ...

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