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

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


Skimmia japonica

flowers on 'Rubella'

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Profile for Skimmia japonica (Skimmia)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


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


Prunus pensylvanica

Search for Prunus pensylvanica on commons)

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Profile for Prunus pensylvanica (Pin Cherry)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


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


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
Recent Logs[edit | edit source]
  • 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


Muscari armeniacum

Flowering plants

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


Malus domestica

Flowers

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


Malus

Flower of M. Asiatica

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


Fragaria x ananassa

Flower

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Profile for Fragaria x ananassa (Strawberry)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Mid Fall


Dicentra spectabilis var. 'alba'

Bleeding heart.jpg

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Profile for Dicentra spectabilis var. 'alba' (White Bleeding Heart)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer


Dicentra spectabilis

Flowering branches on a pink variety

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Profile for Dicentra spectabilis (Bleeding Heart)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:clump-forming herbaceous plant
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer


Cornus florida

Closeup of flowers

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Profile for Cornus florida (Flowering Dogwood)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


Claytonia virginica

A cluster of plants in flower

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Profile for Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Colonizing herbaceous ground cover
Foliage:Blade-like
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


Carex

flowers on an unidentified cultivar

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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Amelanchier canadensis

Closeup of flowers

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Profile for Amelanchier canadensis (Shadbush)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:large shrub or small tree
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Muscari

Flowers

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Profile for Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants:M. armeniacum


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


Prunus avium

Süßkirsche Prunus avium.jpg

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Profile for Prunus avium (Sweet Cherry, Wild Cherry)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula'

Flowers of cv. 'Accolade'

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Profile for Prunus subhirtella 'Pendula' (Weeping Cherry)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Medium sized, weeping tree
Similar Plants:There are weeping form of other cherry species. Please log as Prunus if uncertain.


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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


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'


Recent Logs[edit | edit source]
  • --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


Leucojum aestivum

Search for Leucojum aestivum on commons)

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Profile for Leucojum aestivum (Summer Snowflake)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Fothergilla

Fothergilla major (Witch alder).JPG

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


Hyacinthus orientalis

Flowering plant (color typical of the wild species)

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Profile for Hyacinthus orientalis (Common Hyacinth)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


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


Phlox sublata

flowering plant

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


Veronica peregrina

flowering plant

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Profile for Veronica peregrina (Purslane Speedwell, Neckweed)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


Pachysandra terminalis

inflorescence and foliage

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Profile for Pachysandra terminalis (Pachysandra)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


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


Mukdenia rossii

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Mukdenia rossii (Mukdenia)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


Fritillaria meleagris

two varieties

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Profile for Fritillaria meleagris (Snake's Head)
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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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Temperate zone season(s): Late Fall, Late Winter, Early Spring, 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


Pyrus communis

Gelbmöstler Baum-2.JPG

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


Iberis sempervirens

flowers

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


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


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


Chionodoxa

Closeup of flowers

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


Magnolia stellata

Closeup of a flower

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Profile for Magnolia stellata (Star Magnolia)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Small to midsize tree with gray bark and a rounded habit
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring


Corydalis ochroleuca

Inflorescence

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Profile for Corydalis ochroleuca (White Corydalis)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:low growing, clumping herbaceous plant
Flowers:clusters of white flowers with yellow throats
Foliage:slightly bluish
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter


Sassafras albidum

Illustration

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Profile for Sassafras albidum (Sassafras)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Medium sized tree or large shrub
Foliage:Unlobed, lobed on one side (resembling a mitten), or on two sides (resembling a mitten with 2 thumbs)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring


Sanguinaria canadensis

Plants in flower

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Profile for Sanguinaria canadensis (Bloodroot)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring


Syringa vulgaris

A purple-flowered variety

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


Pieris japonica

Inflorescence

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Profile for Pieris japonica (Japanese Andromeda)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:shrub or small tree
Foliage:evergreen, simple, alternate, dense near the branch tips
Fruit:dry capsules
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring


Scilla siberica

Blue-flowered plants in bloom

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


Alliaria petiolata

Inflorescence and upper leaves

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Profile for Alliaria petiolata (Garlic Mustard)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers:4 petals, white
Scent:Faintly resembles garlic, strong garlic taste
Life Cycle: Biennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer


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


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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Last updated 11:06, 27 April 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 52 plants.