Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/April/Red 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:

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


Malus

Flower of M. Asiatica

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Profile for Malus (Apple, Crabbapple)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


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


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


Chaenomeles

Chaenomeles lagenaria, flowers

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Profile for Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


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


Epimedium

Illustration of E. alpinum

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


Trillium stamineum

flowers and foliage

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Profile for Trillium stamineum (Trillium)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Acer japonicum

flowers and foliage

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Profile for Acer japonicum (Fullmoon Maple)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late 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
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  • 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


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



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Last updated 11:06, 27 April 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 13 plants.