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Hypericum hypericoides (St. andrew's cross)
Schwartzman, Steven

Hypericum hypericoides

Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Crantz

St. Andrew's Cross

Clusiaceae (St. John's-Wort Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: HYHY

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), PR (N)

The flowers are distinctive, 4 bright yellow petals that form a cross, and the bark is exfoliating and reddish.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Subshrub
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Inflorescence: Axillary , Terminal
Fruit Type: Capsule
Leaf: Green
Flower: Sepals 4
Fruit: Reddish-brown
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: The four petals form a cross.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MO , MS , NC , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC FAC FACU FACU FACU FACU
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-MM-764 Collected 2010-09-05 in Caldwell County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Bibliography

Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Hypericum hypericoides in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hypericum hypericoides in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hypericum hypericoides

Metadata

Record Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: JAM

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