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Pineweeds, Orangegrass
Hypericum gentianoides
Hypericaceae
 

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

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.

Map of select IRC data from peninsular Florida.

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.


Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Copyright by: Shirley Denton


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