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Coastalplain St. John's-wort
Hypericum brachyphyllum
Hypericaceae


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.
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.


 


Roger L. Hammer
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton