Wild Florida Photo - Hypericum chapmanii

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Hypericum chapmanii



Florida native

Endemic to Florida


An occasional plant of wet flatwoods, bogs and cypress pond margins in the Florida panhandle between the Ochlockonee and Escambia Rivers.
Usually growing from one to four meters (3 - 13 ft.) high and much branched above. The bark of older stems is soft and spongy, becoming 1-2 cm (3/8 - 7/8 in.) thick. Apalachicola St. John's-wort blooms in the summer, usually solitary in the leaf axils, but sometimes in clusters of three. Flowers are yellow with five petals and sepals, with a mass of showy stamens in the center. Small needle-like leaves are 8-25 mm (1/3 - 1 in.) long and crowded at the nodes of branches and branchlets.

Hypericum chapmanii is a member of the Clusiaceae - Mangosteen family.

Other species of the Hypericum genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
  View  Hypericum cistifolium - ROUNDPOD ST. JOHNSWORT
  View  Hypericum fasciculatum - SANDWEED
  View  Hypericum hypericoides - ST.ANDREW'S-CROSS
  View  Hypericum brachyphyllum - COASTALPLAIN ST.JOHN'S-WORT
  View  Hypericum edisonianum - ARCADIAN ST.JOHN'S-WORT
  View  Hypericum mutilum - DWARF ST.JOHN'S-WORT
  View  Hypericum myrtifolium - MYRTLELEAF ST.JOHN'S-WORT
  View  Hypericum tetrapetalum - FOURPETAL ST.JOHN'S-WORT
  View  Hypericum canadense - LESSER CANADIAN ST.JOHN'S-WORT
  View  Hypericum tenuifolium - ATLANTIC ST.JOHN'S-WORT
  View  Hypericum cumulicola - HIGHLANDS SCRUB ST.JOHN'S-WORT

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  Robert G. Haehle; Joan Brookwell
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