Garden Closed

Due to the closure of the U.S. Capitol Campus to the public, the U.S. Botanic Garden continues to have altered operations.  Bartholdi Fountain and Gardens and the Terrace Gardens are open while the Conservatory and gated outdoor gardens are temporarily closed. Please monitor www.USBG.gov for updates on operating status. Many resources can be accessed online, including educational materials, virtual tours, and online programs. Connect with resources from home at www.USBG.gov/AtHome.

Holywood

Guaiacum santum
Plant Botanical Name: 
Guaiacum santum
Plant Threat Level: 
Endangered

Guaiacum sanctum or Holywood is a less valuable but rarely distinguished from "lignum-vitae" or G. officinale. Native to the Caribbean, Central America and Florida with few remaining populations, the species is all but extinct and extremely rare across its native range.