Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/October/White Flowers/Herbaceous/Simple Leaves

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The plants pictured below have been recorded as blooming during the month of October in Southeastern Pennsylvania. These are all herbaceous plants with white flowers and simple leaves.


Nicotiana sylvestris

Flowering plant

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Profile for Nicotiana sylvestris (Flowering Tobacco)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers: Tubular, white
Foliage: Large, simple leaves, sticky.
Stem: Sticky
Fruit: sticky, 4-valved capsules.
Life Cycle: Annual
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Nipponanthemum nipponicum

Heads

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Profile for Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Nippon Daisy)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: bushy herbaceous plant or subshrub
Flowers: radiate heads
Life Cycle: perennial
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Zinnia violacea

Head

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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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Linaria vulgaris

Inflorescences

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Profile for Linaria vulgaris (Butter and Eggs)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: spreading herbaceous plant
Flowers: Snapdragon-like, yellow
Foliage: Simple, covered in a white, waxy bloom
Stem: Weak
Scent: None
Fruit: Dry capsules
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Pycnanthemum tenuifolium (Small-leaved Mountain Mint)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Bushy herbaceous plant
Flowers: Head-like inflorescences of white, tubular flowers
Foliage: Narrow, stiff
Scent: Mint scent from leaves when crushed
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Mid 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 ericoides

Heads

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Profile for Aster ericoides (Heath Aster)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: freely branched
Flowers: heads with white ray florets
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Aster lateriflorus

Illustration

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Profile for Aster lateriflorus (Calico Aster)
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Cichorium intybus

Heads

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Profile for Cichorium intybus (Chicory)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Erect perennial, foliage primarily basal but with some cauline leaves
Flowers: Radiate heads, both disk and ray florets typically blue but sometimes white
Life Cycle: perennial
Similar Plants: Basal foliage in spring is often mistaken for Taraxacum officinale
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Phytolacca americana

Inflorescence

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Profile for Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright, bushy, herbaceous plant
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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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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Persicaria maculosa

Inflorescence

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Profile for Persicaria maculosa (Lady's Thumb)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Erect herbaceous plant
Flowers: On dense terminal spikes with a pink calyx and white corolla
Foliage: Simple
Life Cycle: Annual
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Pycnanthemum incanum

Early flowers, buds and bracts

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Profile for Pycnanthemum incanum (Mountain Mint)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright, spreading herbaceous plant.
Flowers: Head-like clusters of small, tubular, white flowers. The heads are held above powdery bracts.
Foliage: Opposite, roughly textured
Scent: Very strong mint scent from crushed parts.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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Conyza canadensis

Heads and fruits

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Profile for Conyza canadensis (Horseweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers: Heads, usually appearing "closed". Fruits present while later flowers are opening.
Foliage: Simple
Stem: Stiff, densely covered by the leaves
Life Cycle: Annual
General information: Synonymous with Erigeron canadensis
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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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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Eupatorium rugosum

Heads

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Mentha suaveolens

Inflorescence and leaves

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Profile for Mentha suaveolens (Apple Mint)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers: Spikes of tubular flowers.
Foliage: Opposite, hairy.
Stem: Square in cross-section, hairy.
Scent: Like mint and apples
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Leucanthemum x superbum

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Profile for Leucanthemum x superbum (Shasta Daisy)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers: Heads with yellow disk florets and white rays
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Persicaria polymorpha

Inflorescence

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Profile for Persicaria polymorpha (Knotweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: spreading, freely branched forb
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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Lobularia maritima

Inflorescences

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Profile for Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Datura stramonium

Flower and foliage

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Profile for Datura stramonium (Jimsonweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Shrub-like forb
Flowers: Trumpet-shaped, white
Fruit: Spiny capsules
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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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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Pentas lanceolata

Flowers of a white variety

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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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Fagopyrum esculentum

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Fagopyrum esculentum (Buckwheat)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: erect herbaceous plant
Foliage: cordate, alternate
Life Cycle: annual
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Tanacetum parthenium

Heads

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Profile for Tanacetum parthenium (Feverfew)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Erect, bushy herbaceous plant
Flowers: Heads with yellow centers and white rays
Foliage: Simple, pinnately lobed
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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Erechtites hieracifolia

Heads

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Profile for Erechtites hieracifolia (Fireweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: erect forb
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Saponaria officinalis

A white-flowered variety

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Profile for Saponaria officinalis (Soapwort)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plant
Scent: Flowers are sweetly scented
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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(last updated 12:49, 11 October 2007 (UTC) with 29 plants)