St. Peter's Wort
Hypericum crux-andreae
Hypericaceae (St. John's Wort) Family

Plant is a small bushy shrub to three feet tall. Preferred habitat is savannas, pine woods and mixed alluvial woods. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.

Leaves consist of one whole part; no leafstalk; widest at the center to egg-shaped; no teeth and no lobes; leaf tip is blunt to nearly rounded and base forms an angle to the left; tapering and pinched or clasping the stem.

Flowers are solitary in the leaf axil, or may be clustered; bisexual, symmetrical in shape, four sepals, four petals; three to four styles. Flowers occur in the summer.

Fruit is a capsule.

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