Hypericum tetrapetalum

Four-petal St. Peter's-wort

Clusiaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Shrub
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Some bloom all year, but at least in central Florida, most is spring and summer.
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Moist wildflower garden.
Propagation:
Availability:Native nurseries, Seed
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:

Foliage and seeds are food source for birds and mammals.

Insects:
 

Attracts pollinators, especially bees. Documented bees include Augochlorella aurata, Dialictzcs coreopsis and D. lniniatulus (Deyrup et al. 2002).

Native Habitats:Flatwoods, sandhill, ruderal areas.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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