Herb: Yellow Wort

Latin name: Blackstonia perfoliata

Synonyms: Chlora perfoliata

Family: Gentianaceae (Gentian Family)

Description of the plant:


45 cm
(1 foot)

June to

Habitat of Yellow Wort:

Calcareous grassland and on dunes.

Other uses of the herb:

A yellow dye is obtained from the plant extract.

Propagation of Yellow Wort:

Seed - sow early spring in seed pots in a cold frame and plant out as soon as the plants are large enough to handle. When well sited, the plant should self-sow. If you have sufficient seed it should be possible to sow the seed in situ in the spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Calcareous grassland and on dunes.

Medicinal use of Yellow Wort:

None known

Known hazards of Blackstonia perfoliata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.