Habit: Hypericum hypericoides grows as a small to medium size shrub to 1 m (usually shorter) in height with red stems and branches. The sessile leaves are arranged oppositely, to 3 cm in length, linear to oblanceolate, with a rounded to obtuse leaf apex and revolute leaf margin.
The complete, perfect, actinomorphic flowers are in leaf axils. The calyx has 4 fused green sepals of 2 shapes (2 large and 2 very small). The corolla has 4 unfused yellow petals. There are numerous stamens. The ovary is superior with 1 locule and numerous seeds. The fruit is a capsule.
Habitat: Hypericum hypericoides grows in Pine Woodlands and Sabal palmetto ephemeral Fresh Water Wetlands.
Distribution: Hypericum hypericoides occurs on northern island groupings in the Lucayan Archipelago, the Caribbean region, Mexico, Central America.
Medicinal/Cultural/Economic usage: Hypericum hypericoides is not known to be used medicinally in the Lucayan Archipelago.