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Sandweed, Peelbark St. John’s-wort
Hypericum fasciculatum
Hypericaceae
 

Copyright by: Richard Brownscombe, 2018
In habitat, Miramar Pineland, Florida
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General Landscape Uses: Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations. Also wet wildflower gardens.

Availability: Grown by enthusiasts.

Description: Small to medium shrubby wildflower. Leaves needle-like.

Dimensions: About 2-4 feet in height. About as broad as tall.

Growth Rate: Moderate.

Range: Southeastern United States south to Miami-Dade and Collier counties; Cuba and Belize.

Plant Map Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

 Map of suggested ZIP codes north to Indian River and Manatee counties.

 Map of ZIP codes with habitat recommendations north to Martin and Charlotte counties.

Habitats: Wet pinelands and swamp margins.

Soils: Wet to moist, seasonally inundated 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 low; requires moist to wet soils, but tolerant of short periods of drought once established.

Light Requirements: Full sun.

Flower Color: Yellow.

Flower Characteristics: Semi-showy.

Flowering Season: All year; peak spring-fall.

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.


Copyright by: Richard Brownscombe, 2018
In habitat, Miramar Pineland, Florida
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Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Copyright by: Richard Brownscombe, 2018
In habitat, Miramar Pineland, Florida

Copyright by: Keith A. Bradley

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Richard Brownscombe, 2018
In habitat, Miramar Pineland, Florida

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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