nits and lice

COMMON NAME: Nits and lice
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hypericum drummondii
FAMILY: Clusiaceae
LIFECYCLE: Annual
FEATURES: Small yellow flowered annual herb. Leaves opposite, linear, 1 to 4 cm in length. Stems are angular and
square-shaped in cross section. Plant glabrous. Flowers are 5 petal with 5 green sepals. Petals have a
pinwheel shape. Flowers occur at plant apex. Leaves are wider at base, become more linear up the plant
with younger leaves.
DESCRIPTION: Plant develops as a small shrub about 15 to 30 cm in height that is similar to bitter sneezeweed. Primary
stem arising from the ground become indistinguishable due to vertical branching and shrubby appearance.
Plant is loosely rooted with a single primary tap root and few adventitious roots. Common in disturbed soil
throughout the southeast. Not tolerant of mowing.

Broad View Developed flowering plant

Broad View
Developed flowering plant

Flower / Seed Head Flower closeup

Flower / Seed Head
Flower closeup

Broad View Plant base

Broad View
Plant base

Broad View Root

Broad View
Root