Hypericum hypericoides

Common Name:  St. Andrew's Cross, St. Peter's Wort

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habit--Hypericum hypericoides is a low shrub leaves
more leaves--are these leaves opposite or alternate?  What leaf shape and margin are present? typical flowers--the flowers of H. hypericoides have four petals, while the flowers in many other species of Hypericum have five

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flower closeup, showing the numerous stamens stems and fruits--the stems of Hypericum hypericoides rust-colored
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mature fruits in Winter