Blackstonia perfoliata

Yellow-wort                                                                                 Κοινό όνομα άγνωστο

Gentianaceae - gentian family                                                                                Dicot.


Blackstonia perfoliata is annual plant with small yellow flowers and unusual leaves, which are arranged in pairs, the two leaves are fused together giving the appearance of a single leaf perforated by the stem.

It is described as a medicinal plant and an extract of the upper parts of the plants can be used as a yellow dye.

The scientific genus has been named after John Blackstone, a botanist and apothecary of 18th century London.

5-15mm,20-40cm,                                              JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

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