Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Hypericum gentianoides (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb. image
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Family Hypericaceae
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
orange-grass, pine-weed
Hypericum: ancient Greek name derived from hyper, "above," and eikon, "picture," from old practice of placing flowers above an image in the house to ward off evil spirits at the midsummer festival of Walpurgisnacht, which later became feast of St. John
gentianoides: like a Gentian
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 4"-24" tall forb; many, thin, usually opposite stems
Flower: yellow-orange, 5-parted, 1/8" -1/4" wide, mostly stalkless; usually solitary from the leaf axils; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:narrow, conical capsulefruit drawing
Leaf:close to stem, scale-like leaf drawing
Habitat: dry; in rocky, sandy soil

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