Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/April/Purple Flowers

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

  • Purple flowers

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


Tulipa

flowering plants

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Profile for Tulipa (Tulip)
Identifying Characteristics


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


Muscari armeniacum

Flowering plants

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Profile for Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring


Lamium purpureum

Plant colony

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Profile for Lamium purpureum (Deadnettle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Low, spreading herbaceous plant , flowering stems rising above the foliage
Flowers:Tubular, 2-lipped, pink or purple
Foliage:Reddish or purplish in early spring, fading to green as the season warms
Stem:square in cross section, densely covered by the leaves
Life Cycle: Winter annual
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring


Glechoma hederacea

Closeup of flowers and terminal leaves

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Profile for Glechoma hederacea (Ground Ivy)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Mat-forming herb
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer


Crocus

Flowering plants

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


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


Hyacinthus orientalis

Flowering plant (color typical of the wild species)

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Profile for Hyacinthus orientalis (Common Hyacinth)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Magnolia 'Susan'

Magnolia Susan1.jpg

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Profile for Magnolia 'Susan' (Magnolia)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Lamium

flowers of L. orvala

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Profile for Lamium (Deadnettle)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants:L. album, L. purpureum
Recent Logs[edit | edit source]
  • SB_Johnny-LM 27 April, 2007 (from photographic log) (unidentified cultivar)


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


Vinca sardoa

Vinca sardoa 001.JPG

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Profile for Vinca sardoa (Vinca)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer


Epimedium

Illustration of E. alpinum

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Profile for Epimedium (Barrenwort)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants:E. leptorhizum
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


Rhododendron 'PJM'

Flowering plant (a bit past its prime)

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Profile for Rhododendron 'PJM' (PJM Rhododendron)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Fritillaria meleagris

two varieties

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Profile for Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's Head)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Erica carnea

flowers of a purple variety

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Profile for Erica carnea (Heath)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Low-growing, spreading shrub
Foliage:Awn-shaped, small, evergreen
Recent Logs[edit | edit source]
  • SBJ 13:08, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
  • SBJ 09:00, 18 February 2008 (UTC)
  • SBJ 09:16, 27 March 2008 (UTC)
  • SBJ 14:29, 4 April 2008 (UTC)
  • SBJ 10:00, 26 April 2008 (UTC)


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


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


Epimedium leptorhizum

flowers

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Profile for Epimedium leptorhizum (Barrenwort)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Phlox sublata

flowering plant

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Profile for Phlox subulata (Moss phlox)
Identifying Characteristics


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Ngravagna 18:46, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

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


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


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


Cercis canadensis

Flowering tree

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Profile for Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Small tree with a horizontal branching habit
Flowers:Small clusters of pea-like flowers, borne on the stems and even trunks
Foliage:Heart-shaped
Stem:Zig-zagging
Fruit:flattened pods
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


Lunaria annua

Inflorescence and upper leaves

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Profile for Lunaria annua (Honesty)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect herbaceous plant
Life Cycle: Biennial
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


Nepeta x faassenii

Inflorescence

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Profile for Nepeta x faassenii (Catmint)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:On spikes, tubular, blue through pale purple.
Stem:Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Ajuga reptans

A purple-leaved variety in flower

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Profile for Ajuga reptans (Bungleweed)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


Scilla siberica

Blue-flowered plants in bloom

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Profile for Scilla siberica (Siberian Squill)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring


Chionodoxa

Closeup of flowers

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Profile for Chionodoxa (Glory of the Snow)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Geranium maculatum

Plant in bloom

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Profile for Geranium maculatum (Blue Wood Geranium)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer


Syringa vulgaris

A purple-flowered variety

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




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Last updated 12:10, 27 April 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 28 plants.