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Nature Photography by Paul Rebmann
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PEELBARK ST. JOHN'S-WORT
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.
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