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

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

  • white flowers
  • are herbaceous
  • alternate leaves
  • 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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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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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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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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Leucanthemum x superbum

thumb

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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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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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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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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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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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Erechtites hieracifolia

Heads

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Profile for Erechtites hieracifolia (Fireweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit: erect forb
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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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Last updated 13:24, 11 October 2007 (UTC) from the DPL page with 17 plants.