Floridata Article

Scrub St. John's Wort (Hypericum reductum)

Scrub St. John's Wort

There are over 20 species of St. John's worts native to Florida. Most are perennials, some are annuals, and some are 10' tall and almost tree-like. This one is a woody shrub, 1' tall, with a 2-4' spread, and with needle-like leaves. It occurs in scrubs and dry flatwoods throughout central Florida. Like many scrub plants, and unlike most St. John's worts, scrub St. John's wort is dome-shaped and has aromatic foliage. Whether this species shares the antidepressant properties of the European species, H. perforatum, is not known. (However most people are cheered up when they see it in full bloom, covered with hundreds of yellow flowers!) This beautiful shrub deserves a place in the home landscape. It needs full sun, light sandy soil, and once established, no supplemental watering. Scrub St. john's wort is available from several nurseries in Florida.


Master Plant List

Click here to find plants in our Encyclopedia using the Master Plant List grid. Use this widget to search, sort and filter Floridata's plant database to easily locate Plant Profile pages. Use the dropdown menus to filter the grid to display items matching the selected Plant Type and Feature tags.

Plant Type Tags

tree icon
shrub icon
palm
perennial plant icon
aquatic plant icon
cactus and succulents icon
grass icon
vine icon

Feature Tags

Attracts Birds
Attracts butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Edible Plants
Cutting and Arranging
medicinal
for pots and containers
indoors
shade
drought tolerant plants
grows in wet soils
flowers
ornamental fruits
fall color
foliage plants
evergreen
easy to grow plants
fast growing

Site Search

Use Google to search all of the pages on Floridata including the Plant Profile pages

Newest Plant Profiles

Articles



Copyright 2015 Floridata.com LLC