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Peelbark St. Johns Wort  Hypericum fasciculatum

This flowering plant is found in southeastern coastal states.  In Florida, it is a native plant and found throughout most of the state.  It grows in wet flatwoods, bogs, and swamp and pond margins.  It is sometimes called a Sandweed.

The Peelbark is a woody shrub growing to about five feet high,  It is single-stemmed with branches near the top.  It has peeling reddish or gray bark.  The leaves are needle-like, 3/8-7/8-inch long and formed in bundles.  The yellow flowers average 5/8-inch wide with five petals.  The flowers bloom from spring through fall.

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