Hypericum gentianoides
orangegrass, pineweed

Hypericum gentianoides
Hypericum gentianoides
Photos courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown
Botanical name: Hypericum gentianoides
Common name: orangegrass, pineweed
Group: dicot
Family: Clusiaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: native
Plant height: 3 - 10"
Foliage: wiry stem, tiny scalelike leaves that grow in pairs.
Flower: very small 5 petalled yellow flowers at the ends of the branches
Flowering time: mid-July to mid-September; fruits late September through autumn
Habitat: sandy ground; often occurring on roadsides and railroad embankments
Range in New Jersey: statewide
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. Stems and leaves turn deep red in the autumn.