Common Name(s): Roundpod St. John's wort
Native to Florida
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Roundpod St. John’s wort – Hypericum cistifolium
Several species are commonly known as St. John’s-Wort. In the genus Hypericum are the shrubby St. John’s-Worts. They grow in the open edges and sandy shores of ponds and lakes, in wet flatwoods. They are common throughout Florida, and they flower throughout spring and summer. These many-branched shrubs grow from 3 to 12 feet tall. The main stems are woody, with peeling bark. The leaves are opposite and usually needle-like. Leaves are one-half-inch to an inch long. St. John’s-Wort flowers are bright yellow to orange-yellow. They have 5 petals and are about an inch across. They have many pollen-tipped stamens. The shrubby St. John’s-Wort is many-branched. It has opposite, needle-like leaves. Its flowers are bright yellow and have 5 petals.
fourpetal St. John’s wort (Hypericum tetrapetalum)
peelbark St. John’s wort (Hypericum fasciculatum)
Virginia marsh St. John’s wort (Triadenum virginicum)