Hypericum gentianoides orange grass Clusiaceae HYGE; Bx, pb (DeCandido 2001);

  

Hypericum gentianoides.ct-botanical-society.org.Janet Novak

Hypericum gentianoides.©2000 Janet Novak.www.ct-botanical-society.org. (Accessed 4/2014).

Hypericum gentianoides is an annual herb to 50 cm, stems slender with numerous, opposite thread-like wiry branches. 

Leaves opposite, scale-like, to 0.4 cm, appressed to stems. 

Flowers yellow, tiny, in axils, scattered along branches, petals to 0.4 cm, sepals to 0.2 cm. 

Fruit a dry capsule, cone-shaped, to 0.7 cm; blooms and fruits July-Oct. 

Wetland status: UPL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Sterile, sandy soil.