(Plate CXXII)

Family

St. John's-wort.

Colour

Yellow.

Odour

Scentless.

Range

Mass. to Florida and westward.

Time of Bloom

July, August.

Flowers: clustered at the ends of spreading flower-stalks. Calyx: of four unequal sepals. Corolla: of four oblong petals. Stamens: numerous. Pistil: one; styles, two. Leaves: opposite; narrow; entire; sessile; smooth and spotted with a darker colour. Stem: much branched.

This low, leafy member of the St. John's-wort family is very pretty and may be found in light, sandy soil, or pine barrens, especially those of New Jersey. The petals, which are not longer than the sepals, spread out in the shape of St. Andrew's cross.