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The distribution maps for the Fourpetal St. John’s-wort are from the Plants Database of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Fourpetal St. John’s-wort, Hypericum tetrapetalum, is a native Florida wildflower found throughout most of Florida in pine flatwoods and pond margins.  In fact, it’s almost endemic, only found outside of Florida in a few areas in southern Georgia.

This plant is a perennial evergreen woody shrub that can grow to a height of three feet.  The heart-shaped leaves are dull green and occur in pairs. The X-shaped flowers have four canary yellow petals and are about one inch wide.  They bloom from March through November.

All of the photos on this page were taken in Deep Creek in Charlotte County.