Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/December/All

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This page is part of a dichotomous key for plants recorded as blooming in Southeastern Pennsylvania during the month of December.


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

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

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Lonicera x heckrottii

Flower cluster and foliage

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Profile for Lonicera x heckrottii (Flame Honeysuckle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Twining vine
Flowers:in terminal clusters, tubular, red to pink, with orange to yellow throats
Foliage:opposite, sessile, upper leaves clasping the stems
Fruit:bright red drupes
Life Cycle: perennial woody vine
Similar Plants:sometimes confused with L. sempervirens
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

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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

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Corydalis lutea

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Corydalis lutea (Yellow Corydalis)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Mound-forming, colonizing herbaceous plant
Flowers:Tubular, spurred, yellow
Foliage:Pinnately compound, somewhat glaucus
Stem:Weak, sappy
Fruit:Explosive pods
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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

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Chrysanthemum x morifolium

Flowering plants

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Profile for Chrysanthemum x morifolium (Hardy Chrysanthemum, Mum)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

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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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Global data:
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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Euphorbia lathyris

Flowering plant

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Profile for Euphorbia lathyris (Caper Spurge)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Early Winter

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Phlox paniculata

Inflorescence of a pink variety

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Profile for Phlox paniculata (Garden Phlox)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers:Corolla tubular with 5 showy lobes
Foliage:Simple
Stem:green, stiff
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter

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Solidago

Flowers on S. Gigantea

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Profile for Solidago (Goldenrod)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants:Solidago canadensis, Solidago gigantea


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

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Last updated 11:54, 1 January 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 11 plants.