Hypericum frondosum - Michaux
Hypericaceae (St. John's Wort) Family
In the western states Large St. John's Wort is known as Gold Threads.
Plant is an upright, bushy shrub that reaches a height of three feet or more. Preferred habitat is dry to moist soils, pine woods, bogs, meadows and margin of ponds. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves are egg-shaped to oblong; base is heart-shaped and attached to stem between lobes. Lower leaf surface is gland dotted.
Flowers have five sepals nearly equal in size; five petals and three erect styles; yellow. Golden filaments extend well beyond the crown. Flowers occur in late spring and summer.
Fruit is a capsule.