Garden Closed

The United States Botanic Garden (USBG) is temporarily closed to the public to reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19 coronavirus.

Whenever possible, the USBG will reschedule public programs and events originally scheduled during the closure period. Please monitor the USBG website at www.USBG.gov for updates to operating status. Many resources can still be accessed online, including educational worksheets and manuals, fact sheets and more, and some of our programs will also be made available online.

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.