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Hypericum tenuifolium [=Hypericum reductum]

Atlantic St. John's-Wort, Sandhill St. John's-wort

Scientific Name:

Hypericum tenuifolium [=Hypericum reductum]

Genus:

Hypericum

Species Epithet:

tenuifolium

Common Name:

Atlantic St. John's-Wort, Sandhill St. John's-wort

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Hypericaceae (St. John's-Wort Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Pine flatwoods, pine savannas, sandhills. Found throughout the southeastern 45% of the Coastal Plain, but apparently not reaching west to the Sandhills region. Found north to Craven and Wayne counties, and west to Cumberland County. This is a strictly lower Coastal Plain species.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite, Whorled

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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