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Connecticut Plants
Pineweed (Orange Grass)
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.

Pineweed is a bushy plant with wiry, green stems. Its leaves are so small (less than 1.4 inch) that they escape notice. Despite the common names, this plant is neither a pine nor a grass; it is a St. Johnswort.

  • Family: St. Johnswort (Hypericaceae)
  • Habitat: rocky or sandy sites in sun
  • Height: 3-18 inches
  • Flower size: up to 1/4 inch across
  • Flower color: yellow
  • Flowering time: July to October
  • Origin: native
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.
Hypericum gentianoides (L.) B.S.P.

Pineweed has dark-red fruits that may be more noticeable than the flowers.