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Pineweeds, Orangegrass
Hypericum gentianoides
Hypericaceae


General Landscape Uses:

Primarily recommended for natural landscapes and habitat restorations.
Availability:
Grown by enthusiasts.
Description:
Annual herbaceous wildflower.
Dimensions:
About 6-12 inches tall. Taller than broad.
Growth Rate:
Fast.
Range:
Widespread in eastern and central North America west to Texas and south to Broward and Collier counties. Very rare or extirpated in Broward County; reported only from Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, where last observed in 1983.
Habitats:
Pinelands and disturbed sites.
Soils:
Moist to seasonally wet, well-drained sandy soils, without humus.
Nutritional Requirements:
Low; it grows in nutrient poor soils.
Salt Water Tolerance:
Low; does not tolerate flooding by salt or brackish water.
Salt Wind Tolerance:
Low; salt wind may burn the leaves.
Drought Tolerance:
Low; requires moist to wet soils and is intolerant of long periods of drought. It invades moist soil as the seasonal water table drops.
Light Requirements:
Full sun.
Flower Color:
Yellow.
Flower Characteristics:
Semi-showy.
Flowering Season:
Summer-fall.
Fruit:
Inconspicuous capsule.
Wildlife and Ecology:
Provides some food and cover for wildlife.
Horticultural Notes:
Can be grown from seed. Harvest seed when mature, but before it becomes dried out.


 


Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton
Shirley Denton