Polyadelphia: stamens united into three or more bundles; as in hypericum and cistus.
Tutsan (hypericum androsmum) was used to stop bleeding, because the juice of its ripe capsule is of a claret colour.
Moquin has seen similar instances in the flowers of a Rose, hypericum, and Poppy.
hypericum, hī-per′i-kum, n. a large genus of plants, of which St John's wort is a typical species.
Triadelphous (three brotherhoods), when the filaments are united in three sets or clusters, as in most species of hypericum.
It feeds on the leaves and flowers of the perforated St. John's wort (hypericum perforatum).
A closely related plant is hypericum androsæmum, known as Tutsan, said to mean toute saine, as curing all hurts.
hypericum ellipticum (elliptical-leaved St. John's-wort), common.
hypericum mutilum (small St. John's-wort), both years, common.
No less than four species of the genus (hypericum) come within the province of the present chapter.