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Tauscher, Joseph Allan
Hypericum tetrapetalum Lam.
Fourpetal St. Johnswort
Clusiaceae (St. John's-Wort Family)
Synonym(s): Ascyrum tetrapetalum
USDA Symbol: HYTE4
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Small, few-branched shrub with bright yellow flowers.
This plant is a member of the St.-Johns-wort family (family Hypericaceae), which includes about 800 species of herbs and shrubs. The leaves of many have numerous translucent dots, and when held up to the light they appear as tiny pinholes. The family is commonly combined with the Clusiaceae (Guttiferae), a tropical family of mostly trees and shrubs.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
, GA Native Distribution:
Georgia south throughout Florida. Native Habitat:
Wet pinelands, hammocks, prairies.
National Wetland Indicator Status
|Status:|| OBL |
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.
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
- Picayune, MS
Record Last Modified: 2010-12-01
Research By: TWC Staff