Summer Wildflowers of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Clusiaceae
Hypericum gentianoides (Orange Grass)
Flower coloryellow
Number of petals5
Petal fusionfree
Lea arrangementopposite
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginsNA
Leaf/leaflet shapeNA
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesJuly - Aug
HabitatRocky outcrops
LocalitySouth side of main ridge on basalt
DescriptionAn annual 6 - 8 inches tall that is highly branched and looks leafless. The small yellow flowers are produced in the axils of the scale-like, appressed leaves.
Habit photoTB
Flower photoTB