Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/March/White Flowers

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This page is part of a dichotomous key for plants recorded as blooming in Southeastern Pennsylvania during the month of March.
These plants have the following traits:

  • White flowers

Narcissus

A Jonquil flower

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Profile for Narcissus (Daffodil, Jonquil, Narcissus)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plants
Foliage: Basal, straplike, slightly bluish
Subclass plants: Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Recent Logs[edit]
  • Anna reg 12:05, 12 April 2010 (UTC)
  • Sb f 14:46, 6 March 2011 (UTC) (plants blooming in the microclimate by the springhouse, elsewhere not flowering)
  • Anna reg 18:35, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring

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Erica carnea

flowers of a purple variety

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Profile for Erica carnea (Heath)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Low-growing, spreading shrub
Foliage: Awn-shaped, small, evergreen
Recent Logs[edit]
  • SBJ 13:08, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
  • SBJ 09:00, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
  • SBJ 09:16, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
  • SBJ 14:29, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
  • SBJ 10:00, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


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

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Crocus

Flowering plants

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Profile for Crocus (Crocus)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants: Crocus tommasinianus
Crocus vernus
Recent Logs[edit]
  • --Anna reg 18:43, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
  • --Jomegat 15:54, 16 March 2010 (UTC) (first bloom of 2010)


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Crocus tommasinianus

Flowering plants

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Profile for Crocus tommasinianus (Early Crocus)
Identifying Characteristics
Similar Plants: Very hard to tell apart from Crocus vernus
Higher taxa: Crocus
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring

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Corylus avellana

Male flowers

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Profile for Corylus avellana (Common Hazel)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants: f. 'contorta'
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring

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Spiraea thunbergii

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Spiraea thunbergii (Spiraea)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Arching, multistemmed shrub
Flowers: Small white flowers in axillary cluseters.
Foliage: Narrow, threadlike
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Winter, Mid Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Helleborus niger

Flowers in winter

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Profile for Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: low herb or subshrub
Life Cycle: perennial
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring

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Cardamine hirsuta

Plant in flower

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Profile for Cardamine hirsuta (Hairy Wintercress)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Low, mat-forming herbaceous plant
Flowers: 4 petals, flowers in clusters on top of stems, often blooming and setting fruit at the same time
Foliage: bippately compound, purplish during cold weather
Scent: bitter scent from crushed leaves
Growing Conditions: any disturbed soil
Life Cycle: annual or biennial
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring

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Galanthus nivalis

Plant in flower

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Profile for Galanthus nivalis (Common Snowdrop)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Low growing plant emerging from underground bulbs
Foliage: Straplike, often bluish
Stem: floral scapes only, round
Life Cycle: perennial
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring

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Helleborus x hybridus

Red flowers (flowers range from whie through purple)

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Profile for Helleborus x hybridus (Hybrid Hellebore)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Low herbaceous plant
Foliage: Primarily basal, palmately lobed, evergreen
Fruit: Dry capsules
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring

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Magnolia stellata

Closeup of a flower

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Profile for Magnolia stellata (Star Magnolia)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Small to midsize tree with gray bark and a rounded habit
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring

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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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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Mid Summer, Early Fall, 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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Global data:
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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Stellaria media

Flower

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Profile for Stellaria media (Common Chickweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Creeping, mat-forming herb
Flowers: Small, white
Life Cycle: Annual
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring. Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter

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Pieris japonica

Inflorescence

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Profile for Pieris japonica (Japanese Andromeda)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: shrub or small tree
Foliage: evergreen, simple, alternate, dense near the branch tips
Fruit: dry capsules
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring

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Scilla siberica

Blue-flowered plants in bloom

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Profile for Scilla siberica (Siberian Squill)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring

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Muscari armeniacum

Flowering plants

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Profile for Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring

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Last updated 12:56, 28 March 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 17 plants.