Hypericum gentianoides (L.) BSP.

Pine-Weed, Orange Grass

Hypericum gentianoides plant

Family - Hypericaceae

Stems - No info yet.

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Hypericum gentianoides leavesLeaves and stem.

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Hypericum gentianoides flower

Hypericum gentianoides fruitFruit.

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - Glades, rocky prairies, open woods, bluffs. On acid soils.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species is found in the Ozark region of Missouri. It is a characteristic species of glades and rocky open areas. The plant can be easily identified by its habitat, scale-like, opposite leaves, much-branched stems, and small yellow flowers. In the fall the stems and leaves turn deep red in color.

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 10, Lee County, AL., 8-24-04.