Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


722

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, on rock outcrops, woodland borders, eroding areas, pond margins, flatwoods, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Yellow
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 persistent sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Fabids: Malpighiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Hypericum gentianoides   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Hypericum gentianoides   FAMILY Clusiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 126-01-018:
Hypericum gentianoides   FAMILY Hypericaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Sarothra gentianoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Pineweed, Orange-grass


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image of Hypericum gentianoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_hyge_004_lvd

        

image of Hypericum gentianoides

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_sage6_001_lvd

        

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JK Marlow    jkm0507j_36

July    Greenville County    SC

Wildcat Falls Wayside Park

Leaves scale-like, to 0.1" long, appressed to the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hypericum gentianoides

JK Marlow    jkm0507k_17

July    Greenville County    SC

Wildcat Falls Wayside Park

image of Hypericum gentianoides

JK Marlow    jkm060730_008

July    Pickens County    SC

Grows in thick patches in bare ground. — Patrick McMillan

image of Hypericum gentianoides

JK Marlow    jkm120804_153

August    Transylvania County    NC

DuPont State Forest

image of Hypericum gentianoides

Roxanna Martin    rlm82210_78

August    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Hypericum gentianoides

Roxanna Martin    rlm82210_83

August    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers yellow, terminal, 0.25" wide, with "propeller-twisted" petals. — Patrick McMillan

image of Hypericum gentianoides

JK Marlow    jkm0509d_24

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

Fruit: Slender, dark red, cone-shaped capsules, about 0.25" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Hypericum gentianoides

JK Marlow    jkm0509d_30

September    Greenville County    SC

Field

The bruised stems have a citrus fragrance, per Guide to the Wildflowers of SC.

image of Hypericum gentianoides

Roxanna Martin    rlm9509_006

September    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Hypericum gentianoides

JK Marlow    s050910_c

September    Greenville County    SC

Field