If every tree
tried to look like another,
they'd forget that they're special
and unlike any other.
~ Mike Dooley ~
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
St. John's Wort - Hypericum fasciculatum, Native to Florida
According to the author of the photo below, this picture of a shruby St. John's Wort was taken in Sumatra, Florida. Hypericum fasciculatum or Peelbark St. John's-Wort can be found throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and North and South Carolina.
It prefers wet flatwoods, bogs, swamp and pond margins. Hypericum fasciculatum is charcterized as 'Aquatic, Wetland and Invasive Plant' (University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants). Despite that, it sure looks pretty!