Holy Hypericums

Florida is home to 34 species of hypericums, yellow wildflowers with many stamens and 4 or 5 petals.  Their confused and confusing common names often honor saints.  St. Johns-wort (Hypericum perforatum) is widely sold as an herbal medicine to treat…

Endemic St. Johns Worts

Florida is home to more than 30 species of Hypericum, many of which are called St. Johns wort. These plants are not the St. Johns wort common in commerce for the treatment of depression; That St. Johns wort (Hypericum perforatum)…