What is the name of this bush?

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Date Photo Taken: September 3, 2011
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posted By: weimarjr

Notes:

Walter,

My family and I were in Greensboro, NC, about a week ago and saw this (attached) very interesting, pretty shrub(?) with yellow flowers. At any one point on a limb there are two leaves at 180 degrees from each other. The leaves immediately above and below any one pair have the same orientation but are oriented exactly 90 degrees to that pair of leaves. The plant is about 2ft. tall. What is this plant? Would it do well in Rockdale county?

Sincerely,

Dick Weimar

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Looks like a variety of St. John’s Wort. Your description of the leaf arrangement was very good. Compare to this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:StJohnswort-leaves.jpg
    An example of the varieties is ‘Sunburst’ (Hypericum frondosum)http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/174188/

    September 10th, 2011 at 9:47 pm
  2. Sunnysue Unregistered says:

    Bobby, my thinking also. Hard to say with flower pic so indistinct

    http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/mdr/past/bmnri/publications/weeds/stjohnswort.shtml

    http://na.fs.fed.us/fhp/invasive_plants/weeds/common-st-johns-wort.pdf.

    September 12th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

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