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Four-petal St. Peter's-wort
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Some bloom all year, but at least in central Florida, most is spring and summer.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Moist wildflower garden.|
|Availability:||Native nurseries, Seed|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
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|
Foliage and seeds are food source for birds and mammals.
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
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures