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Coastalplain St. John's-wort
Hypericum brachyphyllum
Hypericaceae
 

Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet wildflower gardens.

Ecological Restoration Notes: A somewhat common element in marshes, wet pinelands and along the edges of freshwater swamps.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small shrubby wildflower. Leaves needle-like.

Dimensions: About 2-3 feet in height. About as broad as tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

Habitats: Pinelands, marshes and prairies.

Soils: Wet to moist, seasonally inundated sandy soils, without humus.

Nutritional Requirements: Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.

Salt Water Tolerance: Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.

Salt Wind Tolerance: Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.

Drought Tolerance: Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Yellow.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy clusters of flowers.

Flowering Season: Summer-fall.

Fruit: Inconspicuous capsule.

Wildlife and Ecology: Provides some food and cover for wildlife.

Horticultural Notes: Can be grown from seed. Harvest seed when mature, but before it becomes dried out.


Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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