Wild Florida Photo - Hypericum fasciculatum

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Hypericum fasciculatum

SANDWEED

PEELBARK ST. JOHN'S-WORT

Florida native

 

A common St. John's-wort of wet flatwoods, pond and swamp margins and bogs throughout nearly all of Florida. The range includes the southeastern coastal states from Louisiana to North Carolina.
Sandweed is an erect evergreen shrub from 1.5 - 2 meters (5 - 6-1/2 ft.) tall, sometimes a little more. Single-stemmed, branching at the top and sometimes with prop roots at the base. The bark of the older stems is thin and relatively tight, exfoliating in thin chips and flakes. Yellow flowers appear from spring into fall with five petals and sepals and many stamens. Petals are 6-9 mm (1/4 - 3/8 in.) long. Leaves are opposite, simple, linear, revolute, white dotted from 1.3 to 2.6 cm (1/2 - 1 in.) long. Axils of main leaves also have branchlets containing facicles of leaves.

 
Hypericum fasciculatum 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 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
  View  Hypericum chapmanii - APALACHICOLA ST.JOHN'S-WORT