Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.
Search native plant database:
Tauscher, Joseph Allan
Hypericum tetrapetalum Lam.
Fourpetal St. Johnswort
USDA Symbol: HYTE4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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
FL , GA Native Distribution:
Georgia south throughout Florida. Native Habitat:
Wet pinelands, hammocks, prairies. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
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
Recommended Species Lists
Find native plant species by state. Each list contains commercially available species suitable for gardens and planned landscapes. Once you have selected a collection, you can browse the collection or search within it using the combination search.
View Recommended Species page
Record Modified: 2010-12-01
Research By: TWC Staff