Organically grown seeds from my garden to yours. Powerful medicinal herb used for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety and depression. The perennial plants form an ever expanding round clump with small soft green leaves around red stems. Creeping along the ground in the first year and then shooting up 4 feet or more in the second and branching into flowering heads. Much beloved by bees and other pollinators, the bright yellow flowers will start blooming around June 24th, the birthday of John the Baptist. Do not use the herb in any way before going in the sun, use in the evening or during winter. Can cause sensitivity to bright sunlight causing a rash, also reported as affecting or decreasing the effectiveness of prescription medications and other chemicals (including herbal). Lovely background plant in an ornamental garden, particularly where a yellow/brown autumn tone would be appreciated.