Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Low St. Peter's-wort
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_h_tetrapetalum_2
Flowers w 4 petals & 4 (rarely2) sepals. Leaves cordate-clasping at the base, per Weakley's Flora (2012).
Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Habitat: Wet pinelands and in depressional wetlands (open or dominated by Taxodium ascendens), per Weakley's Flora
Native to Georgia
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TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Native Shrubs and Woody Vines of the Southeast (Foote & Jones, 1989) p096
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p224
- Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004) p165
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