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

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


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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Profile for Zinnia violacea (Zinnia)
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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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Daucus carota

Umbel

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Profile for Daucus carota (Carrot, Queen Anne's Lace)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers: Umbels of white flowers, with one dark red to black flower in the center.
Foliage: Pinnatifid
Life Cycle: Biennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid 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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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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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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Fragaria x ananassa

Flower

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Profile for Fragaria x ananassa (Strawberry)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Mid Fall

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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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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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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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Trifolium repens

Inflorescence

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Profile for Trifolium repens (White Clover)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Low, spreading herbaceous plant
Foliage: Trifoliate
Stem: Creeping, rooting at the nodes
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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Erechtites hieracifolia

Heads

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Profile for Erechtites hieracifolia (Fireweed)
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Habit: erect forb
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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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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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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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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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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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Pentas lanceolata

Flowers of a white variety

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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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Lonicera japonica

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Twining vine
Flowers: In terminal clusters, tubular, white or yellow (both colors often appearing on the same plant)
Foliage: Simple, opposite
Scent: Flowers are sweetly scented
Life Cycle: Woody 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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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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Eupatorium rugosum

Heads

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Profile for Eupatorium rugosum (White Snakeroot)
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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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Polygonum sagittatum

Inflorescences

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Profile for Polygonum sagittatum (Arrowleaf tearthumb)
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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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Abelia x grandiflora

Closeup of flowers

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Profile for Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy Abelia)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: Suckering shrub
Flowers: Tubular, white
Foliage: Simple, glossy
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Prunus laurocerasus

Closeup of flowers

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Profile for Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Fall, Mid 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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Leucanthemum x superbum

Leucanthemum x superbum 'Becky' in NH.jpg

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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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(List updated 11:39, 11 October 2007 (UTC) with 38 plants)