Hypericum denticulatum
coppery St. Johnswort

Hypericum denticulatum
Hypericum denticulatum
photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Hypericum denticulatum
Common name: coppery St. Johnswort
Group: dicot
Family: Clusiaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 8 - 20"
Foliage: stem and branches have 4 angles; leaves somewhat variable: narrow, pointed, or elliptical
Flower: coppery yellow, 5 petals
Flowering time: June to August
Habitat: sandy soils, pine barrens
Range in New Jersey: southern portion of state
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Gaylussacia is named in honor of French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778-1850) The stalk of the flower (and berry) is long, hence the term "dangle berry". Gaylussacia species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species.