Hypericum gentianoides (L.) Britton, Sterns & Poggenb.
Family: Hypericaceae
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[Sarothra gentianoides L.]
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James R. Sime  
Etymology: Hypericum: ancient Greek name derived from hyper, "above," and eikon, "picture," from old practice of placing flowers above an image in the house to ward off evil spirits at the midsummer festival of Walpurgisnacht, which later became feast of St. John
Plants: erect, annual, 4"-24" tall forb; many, thin, usually opposite stems
Leaves: close to stem, scale-like leaf drawing
Flowers: yellow-orange, 5-parted, 1/8" -1/4" wide, mostly stalkless; usually solitary from the leaf axils; blooms July-Oct.
Fruits: narrow, conical capsulefruit drawing
Habitat: dry; in rocky, sandy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert H. Read  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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