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



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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Forsythia x intermedia

blooming plant

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Profile for Forsythia x intermedia (Garden Forsythia)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:suckering shrub
Flowers:4-petaled, yellow
Foliage:Simple, opposite, serrate margins, emerging about 1/2-way through full bloom
Stem:hollow pith
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Winter, Mid Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring

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Symplocarpus foetidus

Spathe

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Profile for Symplocarpus foetidus (Eastern Skunk Cabbage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Colonizing herbaceous plant
Flowers:spathe and spadix
Foliage:basal, very large
Scent:strong unpleasant odor from all parts
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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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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Senecio vulgaris

Stems and flowers

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Profile for Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Low growing but upright herbaceous plant
Flowers:Enclosed heads
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Fall

Regional data and additional images for Senecio vulgaris

Taraxacum officinale

Head

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Profile for Taraxacum officinale (Common Dandelion)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:rosette-forming herbaceous plant with a long taproot
Flowers:Head, flowers are all ray-like
Foliage:Basal only, pinnately lobed
Stem:flower stems are hollow with a milky sap
Scent:mild, "sunny"
Growing Conditions:sunny and partly-shaded, well drained soils, drought intolerant
Fruit:achene with a silky pappus
Similar Plants:Hypochoeris radicata, Sonchus
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

Regional data and additional images for Taraxacum officinale

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

Regional data and additional images for Stellaria media

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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Lonicera x heckrottii

Flower cluster and foliage

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Profile for Lonicera x heckrottii (Flame Honeysuckle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Twining vine
Flowers:in terminal clusters, tubular, red to pink, with orange to yellow throats
Foliage:opposite, sessile, upper leaves clasping the stems
Fruit:bright red drupes
Life Cycle: perennial woody vine
Similar Plants:sometimes confused with L. sempervirens
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

Regional data and additional images for Lonicera x heckrottii

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

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Helleborus foetidus

Closeup of flower, note that the anthers are present while in bloom

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Profile for Helleborus foetidus (Stinking Hellebore)
Identifying Characteristics
Foliage:evergreen, palmately divided
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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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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Hamamelis x intermedia

Cv. 'Jelena' in bloom

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Profile for Hamamelis x intermedia (Hybrid Witch Hazel)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Large shrub or small tree, vase-shaped
Flowers:4 thread-like, showy petals
Foliage:simple, alternate, uneven at the base
Stem:zig-zag branches
Subclass plants:Hamamelis 'Arnold Promise', Hamamelis 'Diane', Hamamelis 'Jelena', Hamamelis 'Sunburst'
Recent Logs[edit]
  • SB Johnny-LM 20:48, 18 February 2008 (UTC) ('Jelena, 'Diane', 'Arnold Promise', and 'Sunburst')
  • SB Johnny-LM 20:48, 11 March 2008 (UTC) ('Jelena, 'Diane', 'Arnold Promise', and 'Sunburst')
  • --Luai lashire 17:22, 12 April 2008 (UTC)


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

Regional data and additional images for Hamamelis x intermedia

Hamamelis 'Jelena'

Flowering branch

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Profile for Hamamelis 'Jelena' ('Jelena' Witch Hazel)
Identifying Characteristics
Recent Logs[edit]
  • SB Johnny-LM 09:55, 8 January 2008 (UTC) (cv. 'Jelena', some flowers open)
  • SB Johnny-LM 10:38, 11 February 2008 (UTC) ('Jelena', 'Diane', and 'Arnold Promise')
  • SB Johnny-LM 20:48, 18 February 2008 (UTC) ('Jelena, 'Diane', 'Arnold Promise', and 'Sunburst')
  • SB Johnny-LM 20:48, 11 March 2008 (UTC) ('Jelena, 'Diane', 'Arnold Promise', and 'Sunburst')


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

Regional data and additional images for Hamamelis 'Jelena'


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Last updated 10:09, 26 March 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 14 plants.