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Hypericum tetrapetalum Lam.
Fourpetal St. John's-wort
Clusiaceae (Mangosteen 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.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
DistributionUSA: FL , GA
Native Distribution: Georgia south throughout Florida.
Native Habitat: Wet pinelands, hammocks, prairies.
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Crosby Arboretum - Picayune, MS
Web ReferenceWebref 57 - Atlas of Florida Plants (2020) Institute for Systematic Botany
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Hypericum tetrapetalum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Hypericum tetrapetalum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Hypericum tetrapetalum
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-11-10
Research By: TWC Staff