Hypericum gentianoides - (Linnaeus) Britton, Sterns & Poggenburg
Clusiaceae [=Hypericaceae] (St. John's Wort) Family
Plant is an upright, freely branching annual. Preferred habitat is pine woods, roadsides, hardwoods, mixed woods and rocky slopes. Distribution is throughout the Escambia region.
Leaves consist of one whole part; no teeth and no lobes; linear to awl-shaped; tapers to the tip with sides less than equal; pinched and curved.
Flowers are tiny and solitary on the stem; or may be three to four florets at alternate positions on the stem. Flowers are bisexual; symmetrical in shape; five sepals and five petals. Flowers occur in the summer and autumn.
Fruit is a capsule.