Sep. 15, 2020

pineland St. John's-wort, Hypericum suffruticosum

Pineland St. John's-wort is one of a group of plants in Hypericum that have four instead of five petals. They were formerly separated in genus Ascyron. This one is distinctive with two large sepals and two much smaller ones. You can see the tips of two small ones projecting from the bud on the upper left. Pineland grows in AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TX. Polk Co FL, 10/20/15. St. John's-wort family, Hypericaceae.