(Shortleaf St. John's Wort - Coastal Plain St. John's Wort)
Hypericum brachyphyllum - (Spach) Steudel
Hypericaceae (St. John's Wort) Family
Plant is a perennial shrub that may reach a height of four feet or more (usually less). Preferred habitat is savannas, pine woods and at the margin of bogs and swamps. Distribution is coastal.
Leaves are simple; no teeth and no lobes; no leaf stalks; long and slender with margins rolled inward; also scattered bracts in the leaf axil.
Flowers are in the leaf axil or clustered on branches; bisexual; symmetrical; five sepals and five petals. Flowers occur in the spring and summer.
Fruit is a capsule.
This is just one of several scrubby St. Johns Wort that thrive in the coastal region.