Hypericum cistifolium

Roundpod St. John's wort

Native to Florida
Introduction

Several species are commonly known as St. John’s-Wort. In the genus Hypericum are the shrubby St. John’s-Worts. They grow in the open edges and sandy shores of ponds and lakes, in wet flatwoods. They are common throughout Florida, and they flower throughout spring and summer. 

Description

These many-branched shrubs grow from 3 to 12 feet tall. The main stems are woody, with peeling bark. The leaves are opposite and usually needle-like. Leaves are one-half-inch to an inch long. St. John’s-Wort flowers are bright yellow to orange-yellow. They have 5 petals and are about an inch across. They have many pollen-tipped stamens. The shrubby St. John’s-Wort is many-branched. It has opposite, needle-like leaves. Its flowers are bright yellow and have 5 petals.

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