Bloom Clock/Keys/Central Pennsylvania/August/Purple Flowers

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The plants pictured below have been recorded as blooming during the month of August in Central Pennsylvania.


Torenia fournieri

Flowers

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Profile for Torenia fournieri (Wishbone Flower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Low growing herbaceous plant
Foliage: simple, opposite
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Hemerocallis

Flower of H. fulva, one of the most commonly encountered daylilies

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Profile for Hemerocallis (Daylily)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: clumping herbaceous plant
Flowers: 3 petals and 3 sepals nearly equal. Each flower lasts only one day.
Foliage: Basal, straplike
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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Cirsium arvense

Heads

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Profile for Cirsium arvense (Canada Thistle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Spreading herbaceous plant
Flowers: Heads
Foliage: Spiny
Stem: Spiny
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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Echinacea purpurea

Plants in bloom

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Profile for Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright, clump forming
Flowers: Heads with raised disks
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Trifolium pratense

Inflorescence

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Profile for Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Spreading herbaceous plant
Foliage: trifoliate with pale zones on the leaflets
Fruit: tiny legumes
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Securigera varia

Inflorescence

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Profile for Securigera varia (Crown Vetch)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Spreading semi-herbaceous plant
Flowers: Small, pea-like flowers on a crown-like head
Foliage: Pinnately compound
Stem: Thin, wire-like
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Arctium lappa

Heads

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Profile for Arctium lappa (Burdock)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: erect, branching
Foliage: Simple, hairy
Fruit: Large burs which stick to clothing and fur
Life Cycle: Biennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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Liatris spicata

Inflorescence

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Profile for Liatris spicata (Blazing Star)
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Hosta

Flowers of cv. 'Blue Crinkles'

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Profile for Hosta (Hosta)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Clump-forming herbaceous plant
Flowers: tubular
Foliage: Basal
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Late Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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last updated 09:13, 14 October 2007 (UTC) with 9 plants