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Bloom Clock Keys for New Hampshire, All flowers in April


Acer rubrum

Flower clusters

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Profile for Acer rubrum (Red Maple)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Large tree
Flowers:Red flowers opening well before the leaves
Foliage:As with all maples, they are deciduous and arranged oppositely on the twig. They are typically 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) long and wide with 3-5 palmate lobes with a serrated margin. The sinuses are typically narrow, but the leaves can exhibit considerable variation.
Stem:In dense forests, trunk will remain free of branches until some distance up the tree. Individuals grown in the open are shorter and thicker with a more rounded crown.
Growing Conditions:It can be found growing in swamps, on poor dry soils, and most anywhere in between
Fruit:Samara
Similar Plants:Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring


Acer saccharinum

closeup of a flower

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Profile for Acer saccharinum (Silver Maple)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Large tree
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring


Acer saccharum

Illustration

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Profile for Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Large tree
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring


Betula

Catkins on Betula pendula

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Profile for Betula (Birch)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Medium-sized tree
Flowers:catkins
Foliage:The simple leaves may be toothed or lobed
Stem:Woody trunk, bark peels off in horizontal strips
Fruit:Samara
Life Cycle: perennial
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Corylus cornuta

Corylus cornuta foliage

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Profile for Corylus cornuta (Beaked hazel)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Shrub
Flowers:Male catkins, female styles
Foliage:Rounded oval, coarsely double-toothed, 5-11 cm long and 3 - 8 cm broad, with hairy undersides.
Stem:Woody trunk can reach 4 - 8 m tall with stems 10 - 25 cm thick with smooth gray bark.
Growing Conditions:Dry woodlands and forest edges
Fruit:Nut encapsulated in a husk with a tubular extension 2 - 4 cm long that resembles a beak.
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--Jomegat 16:52, 25 March 2010 (UTC)
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Crocus

Flowering plants

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


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Epigaea repens

Epigaea repens

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Profile for Epigaea repens (Trailing Arbutus, Mayflower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:creeping shrub
Flowers:The species flowers are pink, fading to nearly white, about 1/2 in. across when expanded, few or many in clusters at ends of branches. Calyx of 5 dry overlapping sepals; corolla salver-shaped, the slender, hairy tube spreading into 5 equal lobes; 10 stamens; 1 pistil with a column-like style and a 5-lobed stigma.
Foliage:Alternate, oval, rounded at the base, smooth above, more or less hairy below, evergreen, weather-worn, on short, rusty, hairy petioles. Somewhat leathery.
Stem:Spreading over the ground (Epigaea = on the earth); woody, the leafy twigs covered with rusty hairs.
Scent:Very fragrant
Growing Conditions:Prefers moist, acidic (hummus) soil, and shade.
Life Cycle: perennial
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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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Temperate zone season(s): Early Winter, Mid Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring


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


Narcissus pseudonarcissus

flowering plants

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Profile for Narcissus pseudonarcissus (Daffodil)
Identifying Characteristics
Higher taxa:Narcissus
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Rhododendron

Flowers

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Profile for Rhododendron (Rhododendrons and Azaleas)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants:R. calendulaceum,

R. catawbiense,
R. maximum,
R. molle,
R. prinophyllum,
R. subsp. vireya,
R. 'Delaware Valley White',
R. 'Girard's Crimson',
R. 'Hershey's Red',
R. 'PJM',
R. 'Pleasant White',

R. 'Roseum Elegans',
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer


Salix

Salix babylonica 'Pendula'

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Profile for Salix (Willow, Sallow, Osier)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:tree or shrub, dioecious
Flowers:male and female flowers appearing as catkins
Stem:woody
Fruit:capsule
Subclass plants:S. discolor, S. gracilistyla 'Melanostachys', S. 'Pendula', S. 'Tortuosa'


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  • --Juan 18:57, 22 March 2008 (UTC)
  • --Jomegat 17:13, 21 April 2008 (UTC)
  • --Jomegat 00:16, 1 May 2008 (UTC)
  • --Jomegat 20:42, 10 May 2008 (UTC)


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


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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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


Tussilago farfara

Coltsfoot.jpg

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Profile for Tussilago farfara (Coltsfoot)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:Yellow aster-like rays, very reminiscent of the common dandelion.
Foliage:The large, heart-shaped, dentate leaves appear after the flowers.
Stem:10-30cm in height and covered with reddish scales resembling an asparagus.
Growing Conditions:Roadsides, waste places
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Taraxacum officinale
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Ulmus americana

Ulmus americana, habit

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Profile for Ulmus americana (American Elm)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Large tree
Flowers:Apetalous flowers borne in clusters of jointed stems. Flowers appear before leaves.
Foliage:Doubly toothed margins, pinnately veined with asymmetrical base. Surface has a rough texture.
Stem:Trunk has deeply furrowed, dark grey bark
Fruit:Samaras
Similar Plants:Ulmus rubra (Slippery elm), Celtis spp. (Hackberry)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring