WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: DWARF ST. JOHN’S-WORT (Hypericum mutilum)
One of the daintier Hypericum spp. it can often be overlooked with it’s delicate leaves and low growth habit. It grows in moist locations. Appreciated by early pollinators. The one commonly used in over-the-counter supplements is an exotic species.
Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://naeb.brit.org/uses/search/?string=Hypericum
Where does it grow in Florida? http://florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3508