MYRTLELEAF ST. JOHN’S-WORT (Hypericum myrtifolium)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: MYRTLELEAF ST. JOHN’S-WORT (Hypericum myrtifolium)

Frequented by pollinators. This is one of the many native St. John’s-wort that call Florida home. This perennial species REQUIRES constant moisture. Mine is found in the margin of the pond and is actually in the water during rainy season.

Note that the species used in the commercially available supplements is not an exotic.

Learn: http://hawthornhillwildflowers.blogspot.com/2011/06/myrtle-leaved-st-johns-wort-hypericum.html

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Hypericum

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=1014

My take: http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com/depressed-try-st-johns-wort-in-your-garden/

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