Bloom Clock/Keys/Global/Temperate/Early Fall/Purple Flowers

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This page is part of the global dichotomous key for plants recorded as blooming in Early Fall.

These plants have the following traits:

  • Purple flowers

Phlox paniculata

Inflorescence of a pink variety

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Profile for Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers: Corolla tubular with 5 showy lobes
Foliage: Simple
Stem: green, stiff
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

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Chrysanthemum x morifolium

Flowering plants

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Profile for Chrysanthemum x morifolium (Hardy Chrysanthemum, Mum)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

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Vinca minor

flowers and young foliage

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Profile for Vinca minor (Periwinkle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: prostrate vine, rooting at the nodes
Flowers: trumpet-shaped
Foliage: simple, opposite, evergreen
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Winter, Mid Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Viola x wittrockiana

A Purple-flowered variety

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Profile for Viola x wittrockiana (Pansy)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Short-lived, low-growing perennial, with mostly cool season blooms
Higher taxa: Viola


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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Mid Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

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Salvia verticillata

Inflorescences

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Profile for Salvia verticillata (Salvia)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Clump forming herb
Flowers: tubular, on spikes
Foliage: opposite, simple
Stem: Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall

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Hesperis matronalis

Closeup of purple flowers, flowers can range from white through pink, purple, or red

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Profile for Hesperis matronalis (Dame's Rocket)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright forb
Flowers: 4 showy petals
Scent: Strong, sweet scent in early morning and evening
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall

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Cleome hassleriana

Inflorescence and foliage of cv. 'Violet Queen'

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Profile for Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plant
Stem: Stiff, with sharp thorns, covered in leafy bracts
Fruit: Elongated pods
Life Cycle: Annual
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Salvia leucantha

Inflorescence

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Profile for Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Dense shrub, often grown as an annual in cooler climates
Flowers: spikes of tubular flowers with sftly haired calyces
Growing Conditions: perennial shrub
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Impatiens walleriana

Closeup of flower

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Lavandula angustifolia

Flowering plant

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Profile for Lavandula angustifolia (Common Lavender)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: dense subshrub or herb
Flowers: Spikes of tubular flowers
Foliage: narrow, hairy
Scent: Distinct lavander scent from flowers and foliage
Life Cycle: Perennial shrub
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Nepeta x faassenii

Inflorescence

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Profile for Nepeta x faassenii (Catmint)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers: On spikes, tubular, blue through pale purple.
Stem: Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Aster novae-angliae

Head

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Profile for Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Erect, bushy herbaceous plant
Flowers: Heads with yellow disk florets and purple (sometimes pink, white, or red) rays
Foliage: Simple, alternate
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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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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Petunia x hybrida

Flowers

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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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Agastache foeniculum

Inflorescences

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Profile for Agastache foeniculum (Wild Hyssop)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers: Small tubular flowers on an upright spike
Foliage: simple, opposite
Stem: Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Aster tataricus

Heads

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Profile for Aster tataricus (Tatarian Aster)
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Habit: Upright, spreading forb
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Buddleja davidii

Inflorescence

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Profile for Buddleja davidii (Butterfly Bush)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Arching shrub
Foliage: Simple, rough, opposite
Stem: Hollow pith
Scent: Flowers are sweetly scented
Fruit: Dry capsules
Life Cycle: Perennial shrub
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Rosmarinus officinalis

Flowers and foliage

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Mentha spicata

Illustration

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Vernonia noveboracensis

Closeup of flowerheads

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Profile for Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Ironweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Erect herbaceous plant
Flowers: Heads, purple
Foliage: Simple
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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Pentas lanceolata

Flowers of a white variety

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Zinnia violacea

Head

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Perilla frutescens


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Profile for Perilla frutescens (Perilla)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Erect herbaceous plant
Flowers: spikes of tubular purple flowers
Foliage: opposite, simple, toothed, porple in some varieties
Stem: square in cross section
Scent: liquorice-like scent from all parts
Life Cycle: Annual
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Rosa

Flowers

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Profile for Rosa (Rose)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Thorny shrubs
Foliage: alternate, pinnately compound
Stem: thorned
Fruit: small pomes (hips)
Life Cycle: perennial shrub
Subclass plants: Rosa canina

Rosa multiflora
Rosa palustris
Rosa rugosa

Rosa 'Peace'

Rosa 'Pink Knockout'
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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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Salvia nemorosa

Inflorescence

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Profile for Salvia nemorosa (Purple Sage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Clumping perennial
Flowers: Spikes of tubular flowers
Foliage: Simple, opposite, roughly haired
Stem: Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall

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Perovskia atriplicifolia

Flowering plant

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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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Lagerstroemia indica

Inflorescences and foliage

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Profile for Lagerstroemia indica (Crape Myrtle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Large shrub or small tree
Foliage: simple
Fruit: Dry, persistent capsule
Life Cycle: perennial shrub or tree
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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Aster lateriflorus

Illustration

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Solanum dulcamara

Flower and fruits

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Profile for Solanum dulcamara (Bittersweet, Bitter Nightshade, Blue Bindweed, Climbing Nightshade)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Twining, semi-woody vine
Flowers: Purple with yellow centers
Scent: Unpleasant aroma from vegetative parts
Fruit: Berries which are red when ripe
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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Trifolium arvense

Inflorescences and foliage

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Profile for Trifolium arvense (Rabbit's-foot Clover)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Low, spreading herb
Foliage: Trifoliate
Growing Conditions: Gritty, acidic soils
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Mid Fall

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Salvia guaranitica

Flowering plant

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Profile for Salvia guaranitica (Anise Sage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers: Tubular
Life Cycle: Perennial
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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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Callicarpa

Flowers on a branch of C. bodnieri

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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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Eupatorium purpureum

Inflorescence

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Profile for Eupatorium purpureum (Joe Pye weed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers: Heads held in large domed clusters
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Dahlia

Flower of cv. 'Autumn Fairy'

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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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Hibiscus syriacus

Flowers

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Profile for Hibiscus syriacus (Garden Hibiscus)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Tree or shrub
Foliage: Simple, lobed
Fruit: Dry capsules
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Coleus

Flowering spike

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Profile for Coleus (Coleus)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: shrublike
Flowers: spikes of tubular flowers
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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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Lathyrus odoratus

closeup of flowers

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Salvia vanhouttei

Form and inflorescences of a red-flowered variety

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Profile for Salvia vanhouttei (Salvia)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers: Tubular, 2-lipped, red through pink and purple
Foliage: Simple, opposite
Stem: Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants: Similar to Salvia splendens, but the spikes are larger and looser (sometimes considered a subspecies)
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Achillea sibirica

Heads

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Profile for Achillea sibirica (Sibirian Yarrow)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright to mounded
Flowers: Heads
Foliage: pinnately lobed, narrow, dark green
Life Cycle: Perennial

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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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Lythrum salicaria

Flowering plant

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Profile for Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: bushy herbaceous plant
Growing Conditions: Most frequent in wet soils, though also widely cultivated in gardens
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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Liatris spicata

Inflorescence

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Cirsium vulgare

Head

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Profile for Cirsium vulgare (Bull Thistle)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers: Heads
Foliage: Simple, deeply pinnately lobed, sharp spines
Stem: Covered in sharp spines
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Last updated 11:28, 22 February 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 48 plants.