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Roundpod St. John's-wort
Hypericum cistifolium
Hypericaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small shrubby wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 2-3 feet in height. Usually taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States west to Texas and south to Miami-Dade County and the Monroe County mainland.
Habitats:
Pinelands, marshes and swamp margins.
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:
Moderate to low; requires moist to wet soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer.
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
James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Jonathan Dickinson State Park, Florida
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton