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Atlantic St. John's-wort
Hypericum reductum
Hypericaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also dry wildflower gardens.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Small shrubby wildflower with needle-like leaves.
Dimensions:
About 6-18 inches in height. As broad as tall or broader.
Growth Rate:
Moderate.
Range:
Southeastern United States south to Palm Beach and Collier counties.
Habitats:
Pinelands and scrub.
Soils:
Moist to dry, well-drained 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 high; plants growing in extremely dry soils may die during extended periods of drought.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Spring-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.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Keith A. Bradley
Keith A. Bradley