A few weeks ago, I posted some photos of the plant called millepertuis in French and Saint John's wort in English. Those showed the cultivated variety, which has very showy bright yellow flowers. Now the wild millepertuis plants are blooming out in the vineyard. I took these photos out along the vineyard road on a recent sunny morning just after 7 a.m.
I'd like to be able to grow these in our yard or even in pots, but I haven't had much luck with them. I guess they haven't been "domesticated" yet. They thrive in full sun and dry soil, I've read. The flowers are very small — less than an inch across. They are also called l'herbe de la Saint-Jean in French. I suppose that's because they bloom around the time of St. John's day, which is June 24. Here's a Wikipedia page about them.