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Bloom Clock Keys for New Hampshire, All flowers in May


Acer negundo

Inflorescence

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Profile for Acer negundo (Boxelder)
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Multiple pink flowers on single stem
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring

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Acer pensylvanicum

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Profile for Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:tree
Flowers:Bright yellow flowers appear in slender, dropping racemes 10-15 cm long when the leaves are nearly fully grown.
Foliage:The leaves are broad and soft, 8-15 cm long and 6-12 cm broad, with three shallow forward-pointing lobes.
Stem:The young bark is striped with green and white, and when a little older, brown.
Fruit:The fruit is a samara; the seeds are about 27 mm long and 11 mm broad, with a wing angle of 145° and a conspicuously veined pedicel.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Acer spicatum
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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

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Acer saccharum

Illustration

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

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Achillea millefolium

Heads

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Profile for Achillea millefolium (Common Yarrow)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright, clump-forming
Flowers:Heads
Foliage:Pinnatifid
Life Cycle: Perennial


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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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Aesculus hippocastanum

Inflorescence

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Amelanchier bartramiana

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Profile for Amelanchier bartramiana (Mountain Juneberry, Oblongfruit Serviceberry)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:shrub
Flowers:5 white petals with long pinkish stamens. Flowers are about 2cm across and appear either singly or in clusters of up to four.
Foliage:Oblong-shaped leaves have fine teeth almost all the way to the base. The leaves are tapered on both ends.
Growing Conditions:Partial shade, dry-to-moist soils
Fruit:Pear-shaped edible berries about 1cm long. Red, ripening to purplish-black.
Life Cycle: perennial
Similar Plants:Choke Cherry, other Amelanchier species.
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Antennaria parlinii

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Profile for Antennaria parlinii (Parlin's pussytoes, Ladies' tobacco)
Identifying Characteristics
Growing Conditions:Dry soil, sun.
Life Cycle: perennial
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Aralia nudicaulis

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Profile for Aralia nudicaulis (Wild Sarsaparilla, Smooth Sarsaparilla)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:subshrub
Flowers:Several cymes (usually three) appear at the end of a stem which is separate and generally not as high as the stem bearing the foliage.
Foliage:Three bipinnate leaves with five leaflets.
Stem:30-60 cm tall, smooth
Growing Conditions:Sandy soil in sun, partial shade or shade. Moist or dry soil.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Ginsengs
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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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Cerastium

Cerastium diffusum flowers and foliage

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Profile for Cerastium (Mouse-ear Chickweed)
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer

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Clintonia borealis

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Profile for Clintonia borealis (Clintonia, Corn Lily)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous forb
Flowers:The flowers are arranged in small umbels at the extremity of a long stalk. They have 6 stamens and 3 identical sepals and petals (tepals).
Foliage:At full growth, a shoot has 2–4 clasping and curved, slightly succulent leaves with parallel venation
Fruit:The fruits are small dark blue, lurid berries.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Convallaria majalis

In the jag

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Profile for Convallaria majalis (Lily of the Valley)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:herbaceous perennial plant that forms colonies
Flowers:raceme of 5-15 flowers on the stem apex
Foliage:one or two leaves 10-25 cm long; flowers are white tepals, bell-shaped, 5-10 mm diameter
Stem:rhizomes with stolons; 15-30 cm tall, with one or two leaves
Scent:sweet
Fruit:orange-red berry 5-7 mm diameter
Life Cycle: self-sterile
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Coptis groenlandica

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Profile for Coptis groenlandica (Goldthread)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Low creeping herb
Flowers:Five showy white petals with five smaller club-like petals. A single flower and a single leaf are each perched atop separate stems.
Foliage:Trifoliate leaves are doubly serrated at their ends.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Cornus canadensis

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Profile for Cornus canadensis (Common bunchberry)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:herbaceous sub-shrub
Flowers:Tiny flowers a few millimeters across that form an inflorescence at the center of four white, petal-like bracts 3-4 cm diameter.
Foliage:The leaves are oppositely arranged on the stem, but are clustered with six leaves that often seem to be in a whorl because the internodes are compressed.
Stem:The vertically produced above ground stems are slender and unbranched.
Fruit:Bright red berries form in a single tight cluster above the foliage.
Life Cycle: perennial
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Cypripedium acaule

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Profile for Cypripedium acaule (Pink Lady's Slipper, Moccasin Flower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:herbaceous forb
Flowers:Unlike most other members of Cypripedium, the pouch of C. acaule opens in a slit that runs down the front of the labellum rather than a round opening.
Foliage:The plant consists of two plicate leaves near the ground.
Stem:A long, pubescent stalk bears a single pink flower.
Growing Conditions:C. acaule grows in a variety of different habitats, including moist and dry soils. It is usually found in pine forests, where it can be seen in large colonies, but it grows in deciduous woods, as well. It is nearly always found in soil with high acid content.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Elaeagnus umbellata

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Profile for Elaeagnus umbellata (Autumn Olive)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Shrub
Flowers:The flowers are clustered 1-7 together in the leaf axils, fragrant, with a four-lobed pale yellowish-white 1 cm long corolla.
Foliage:The leaves are alternate, 4-10 cm long and 2-4 cm wide, entire but with a waved margin they are silvery when they leaf out early in spring due to numerous tiny, scales, but turning greener above as the silvery scales wear off through the summer
Stem:4-10 m tall
Scent:fragrant
Growing Conditions:Because airborne nitrogen can be fixed in its roots, it has the capability to grow in infertile habitats.
Fruit:The fruit is round to oval drupe 1 cm long, silvery-scaled orange ripening red dotted with silver or brown. When ripe, the fruit is juicy and edible. It is small, extremely numerous, tart-tasting, and it has a chewable seed.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Elaeagnus angustifolia
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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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Euphorbia cyparissias

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Profile for Euphorbia cyparissias (Cypress spurge)
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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

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Fragaria vesca

flowering plant

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

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Hieracium pratense

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Profile for Hieracium pratense (Yellow Hawkweed, King Devil)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous forb
Flowers:Yellow rays very much like Taraxacum officinale.
Foliage:Slender, unlobed leaves are hairy and form a rosette.
Stem:Projects 30-40 cm from the ground, towering over the foliage.
Growing Conditions:Waste places
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Taraxacum officinale
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer

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Houstonia caerulea

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Profile for Houstonia caerulea (Azure Bluet)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Forb/herb
Flowers:Four petals, pale blue with yellow centers, approximately 1 cm across. One flower per stalk.
Foliage:Basal rosettes.
Stem:Unbranched, to 20 cm high.
Growing Conditions:Moist, acidic soil in shady areas. Grows well in grassy areas.
Fruit:Flat capsule
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer

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Lepidium virginicum

Lepidium virginicum

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Profile for Lepidium virginicum (Virginia pepperweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:White racemes
Foliage:Sessile, linear to lanceolate and get larger as they approach the base
Stem:erect
Growing Conditions:Grows as a weed in most crops and is found in roadsides, landscapes and waste areas. It prefers sunny locales with dry soil.
Fruit:Green seed pods, ~2mm across, notched at tip.
Life Cycle: Annual, biennial
Similar Plants:Thlaspi arvense, Capsella bursa-pastoris
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Lotus corniculatus

Flowering plant

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Profile for Lotus corniculatus (Birdsfoot Trefoil)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous forb
Flowers:The flowers develop into small pea-like pods or legumes.
Foliage:five leaflets, but with the central three held conspicuously above the others, hence the use of the name trefoil.
Stem:The height of the plant is variable, from 5-20 cm, occasionally more where supported by other plants; the stems can reach up to 50 cm long. It is typically sprawling at the height of the surrounding grassland.
Growing Conditions:It is most often found in sandy soils.
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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Maianthemum canadense

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Profile for Maianthemum canadense (False Lily-of-the-valley)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Forb/herb
Flowers:Cluster of small, four-petaled flowers project above the foliage.
Foliage:Two, sometimes three deeply cleft, heart-shaped leaves.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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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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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring

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Nuphar variegata

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Profile for Nuphar variegata (Bullhead Lily, Yellow Pond Lily)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:emergent aquatic
Growing Conditions:ponds
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer

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Orobanche uniflora

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Profile for Orobanche uniflora (One-flowered Cancerroot)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:Five white to pale lavendar petals with a yellow center.
Stem:hairy, leafless, sticky
Growing Conditions:Parasitic plant grows in damp woods.
Life Cycle: Annual
Similar Plants:Monotropa uniflora (Indian pipe), Monotropa hypopithys (Pinesap)
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Oxalis stricta

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Oxalis stricta (Common Yellow Woodsorrel)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright
Flowers:5 petals, yellow
Foliage:Trifoliate, leaflets heart-shaped
Stem:Slender, green
Fruit:Explosive capsules
Life Cycle: Annual
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Panax trifolius

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Profile for Panax trifolius (Dwarf Ginseng)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous forb
Flowers:Umbel of white, five-petaled flowers
Foliage:Three to five serrate leaflets resembling the foliage of the strawberry.
Stem:Junction halfway up stem where it forks into four sub-stems: three hosting foliage and one hosting the flower umbel.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Phlox sublata

flowering plant

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Profile for Phlox subulata (Moss phlox)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring

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Pinguicula vulgaris

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Profile for Pinguicula vulgaris (Butterwort)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:herbaceous
Flowers:Violet-like, and often mistaken for one.
Foliage:Lanceolate leaves are curled at the edges and sticky. They form a rosette.
Stem:Stem rises 3-16 cm above the foliage and sports a single flower.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Viola
General information:This plant is insectivorous. It is threatened in Maine, and New York, and threatened in New Hampshire and Wisconsin.
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Polygala paucifolia

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Profile for Polygala paucifolia (Gaywings)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:herbaceous
Flowers:This pink flower consists of two wings cradling a tubular segment which hosts the stamens.
Foliage:Tint of red around the edge. Leaves are clustered at the top, appearing to be whorled, but they are not. Leaflets are oblong to lanceolate — narrow at the base with a pointed tip. Leaves have an entire margin and are thin
Stem:Stems are smooth, slender and green.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Streptopus lanceolatus

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Profile for Streptopus lanceolatus (Rose Twisted Stalk)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:herbaceous forb
Flowers:A line of bell-shaped flowers dangle beneath the foliage on the bent-over stem.
Foliage:Sessile leaves are alternate with linear veins.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Maianthemum racemosum
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Potentilla canadensis

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Profile for Potentilla canadensis (Dwarf Cinquefoil)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:herbaceous forb
Flowers:Five yellow petals
Foliage:Palmate, serrate leaves have five parts which attach to a point on the stem.
Growing Conditions:Impoverished soils
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Prunus

Flowers of P.persica (peach)

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Profile for Prunus (Cherry)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Prunus is a large genus of trees and shrubs
Flowers:5 petals or multiples of 5. Pink or white.
Foliage:Alternate, simple
Stem:Horizomtal lenticels are prominent on most species
Scent:Ranges from sweet to rank
Subclass plants:P. 'Okame', P. laurocerasus, P. mahaleb, P. persica, P. serotina, P. subhirtella, P. subhirtella 'Pendula'
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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Ranunculus

Flower of r. repens

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Profile for Ranunculus (Buttercup)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants:R. ficaria
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring

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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

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Robinia pseudoacacia

Inflorescences

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Profile for Robinia pseudoacacia (Black Locust)
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring

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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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Rubus

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Profile for Rubus (Blackberries, Raspberries, and Dewberries)
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Rubus pensilvanicus

Flowering branch

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Profile for Rubus pensilvanicus (Blackberry)
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer

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Rumex acetosella

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Profile for Rumex acetosella (Sheepsorrel)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous forb
Flowers:The flowers emerge from a tall, upright stem. Female flowers are maroon in color.
Foliage:It has green arrowhead-shaped leaves and red-tinted deeply ridged stems, and it sprouts from an aggressive rhizome. The leaves are edible, imparting a pleasing, tart taste, but should not be eaten in large quantities. The tartness is due to the presence of oxalates which are also responsible for its toxicity.
Growing Conditions:It favors moist soil, so it thrives in floodplains and near marshes
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer

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Salix 'Pendula'

Salix sp., showing the unmistakable and typical habit of weeping Salix. Image shows Salix babylonica

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Profile for Salix 'Pendula' (Weeping Willow)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring

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Sorbus americana

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Profile for Sorbus americana (American Mountain Ash)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Tree
Flowers:Perfect, white, one-eighth of an inch across, borne in flat compound cymes three or four inches across. Bracts and bractlets acute, minute, caducous.
Foliage:Alternate, compound, unequally pinnate, six to ten inches long, with slender, grooved, dark green or red petiole. Leaflets thirteen to seventeen, lanceolate or long oval, two to three inches long, one-half to two-thirds broad, unequally wedge-shaped or rounded at base, serrate, acuminate, sessile, the terminal one sometimes borne on a stalk half an inch long, feather-veined, midrib prominent beneath, grooved above. They come out of the bud downy, conduplicate; when full grown are smooth, dark yellow green above and paler beneath. In autumn they turn a clear yellow. Stipules leaf-like, caducous.
Stem:Bark is light gray, smooth, surface scaly. Branchlets downy at first, later become smooth, brown tinged with red, lenticular, finally they become darker and the papery outer layer becomes easily separable.
Fruit:Berry-like pome, globular, one-quarter of an inch across, bright red, borne in cymous clusters. Ripens in October and remains on the tree all winter. Flesh thin and sour, charged with malic acid; seeds light brown, oblong, compressed; cotyledons fleshy.
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:Sorbus aucuparia
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Spergularia

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Profile for Spergularia (Sandspurry)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous forb
Flowers:Five purple petals with sepals between each. Yellow anthers. Blossoms are about 8 mm across.
Foliage:Needle-like leaves form in whorls about the stem.
Stem:Round, creeping stems have a reddish tint.
Growing Conditions:Waste places
Life Cycle: Annual/Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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Syringa vulgaris

A purple-flowered variety

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Profile for Syringa vulgaris (Common Lilac)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring

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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

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Trientalis borealis

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Profile for Trientalis borealis (Starflower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:herbaceous
Flowers:One or two white, seven-petaled flowers rise above the foliage and form a star-like shape.
Foliage:Lanceolate whorled leaves with an entire edge.
Stem:Up to 20 cm tall.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Trifolium pratense

Inflorescence

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Profile for Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Spreading herbaceous plant
Foliage:trifoliate with pale zones on the leaflets
Fruit:tiny legumes
Life Cycle: perennial
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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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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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Trillium undulatum

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Profile for Trillium undulatum (Painted Trillium)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous/forb
Flowers:Three white petals with a crimson blaze at the center, offset by three sepals.
Foliage:Three leaves cradle the blossom.
Growing Conditions:Acidic woods, typically in the shade of Abies balsamea (Balsam Fir), Acer rubrum, or Pinus strobus (Eastern White Pine).
Life Cycle: perennial
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Tulipa

flowering plants

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Profile for Tulipa (Tulip)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring

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Tussilago farfara

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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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Vaccinium

flowers on V. corymbosum

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Profile for Vaccinium (Blueberry, Cranberry)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring

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Veronica officinalis

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Profile for Veronica officinalis (Heath Speedwell)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:creeping herbaceous forb
Flowers:Four petals, white with light purple streaks grow in a spike at the end of the stem. Flowers are about 8mm across.
Foliage:The leaves are 1.5–5 cm long and 1–3 cm broad, and softly hairy.
Stem:Hairy green stems 10–50 cm long that cover the ground in mats and send up short vertical shoots which bear soft violet flowers.
Similar Plants:Perennial
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Viburnum lantanoides

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Profile for Viburnum lantanoides (Hobblebush)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:shrub
Flowers:Large clusters of white to pink flowers. The flowers on the outer edge of the clusters are much larger (3-5 cm across). The whole cluster is typically 10 cm across.
Foliage:Large, cardoid leaves are serrate, 10-20 cm long.
Stem:Gray-brown and warty
Fruit:Drupes form in clusters. Red at first, but ripen to black in late summer.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Vicia cracca

Inflorescence

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Profile for Vicia cracca (Tufted Vetch)
Identifying Characteristics
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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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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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Viola

Viola cornuta, a species of Viola

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Profile for Viola (Violet)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants:V. labradorica,

V. pedata,
V. tricolor,

V. x wittrockiana


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

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Viola tricolor

Flowers

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Profile for Viola tricolor (Heartsease, Johnny-jump-up)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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