Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina

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    St. Andrew's Cross (Hypericum hypericoides)
    St.John's-wort Family

    This small shrub is semi-evergreen in warmer climates. It grows very low to the ground, and can almost function like a dense, woody groundcover. Small yellow flowers appear from late summer to early fall. Tolerates a wide range of soils and sun. Found naturally in dry, open woods.

    Blooms: Yellow, 4-6 weeks, July-Sept
    Leaves: Semi-evergreen, small oval leaves
    Height: 1-3’
    Space: 18-24”
    Soil: Average-moist
    Exposure:  Full sun - Part shade
    Fauna: Bees, flies, small butterflies
    Seeds:  Flat, brown, clam shell like capsules hold dozens of tiny seeds

    Deer Resistance: High
    Zone: 6-10?
    Native Status: NC native, common in the Piedmont and Sandhills, uncommon in the Mountains
    Provenance: NC, seed grown