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Plant Details

Hypericum hypericoides

St. Andrew's cross

Scientific Name:

Hypericum hypericoides

Common Name:

St. Andrew's cross

Plant Family

Hypericaceae (St. John's-Wort Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

Yellow

Size in Feet:

1 to 3

Light:

part-sun, shade

Soil Moisture:

xeric(*)

Bloom Time:

May, June, July, August

Bloom Area:

common on Coast and in Piedmont, uncommon in Mountains

Habitat Description:

Dry forests and woodlands

Notes:

Weakley places the Hypericums in the Hypericaceae family

Growing in its habitat

Growing in dry, sandy woods, St Andrew's cross has an open structure, small delicate flowers, bright green leaves and interesting bark.

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Paynter, August, 2013, Wilmington

Flower

One of the 4-petaled Hypericums, St Andrew's cross has leaves that are widest in the middle and unequal pairs of sepals (1 pair is hardly noticeable)

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Leaves

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Bark

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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