Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Field Guide Overview

Dominant Flora of the Ground Cover in Pine Forests of the Apalachicola National Forest

Genus/Species Hypericum spp. Common Name St. John's-Wort
Family GUTTIFERAE Acronym SJWO
Description

Herb or shrub with leaves opposite, needle-like to ovate (depending on species), typically leaves dotted with translucent glands (easily seen when held up to light); shrubs appearing woody with reddish stem; flowers yellow, 2-5 sepals, April-Nov.