Hypericum hypericoides

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Hypericum hypericoides
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Hypericaceae
Genus: Hypericum
Subsection: H. subsect. Ascyrum
H. hypericoides
Binomial name
Hypericum hypericoides
Synonyms [1]
  • Ascyrum hypericoides L.
  • Hypericoides perforata Poir.

Hypericum hypericoides, commonly called St. Andrew's cross, is a species of flowering plant in the St. John's wort family, Hypericaceae. It is native to the Southeastern United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean.[2][3] Its preferred habitat is dry woods on acidic soil. It is an small shrub or shrublet that produces yellow flowers with four petals.[4]


  1. ^ "Hypericum hypericoides (L.) Cr". Hypericum online. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  2. ^ Alan S. Weakley. "Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States". Herbarium.unc.edu. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Floristic synthesis map" (PNG). Bonap.net. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Hypericum hypericoides". hypericum.myspecies.info. Retrieved 2018-10-21.