Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/January/All

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The plants pictured below have been recorded as blooming during the month of January in Southeastern Pennsylvania.


Helleborus niger

Flowers in winter

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Profile for Helleborus niger (Christmas Rose)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:low herb or subshrub
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring


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


Senecio vulgaris

Stems and flowers

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Profile for Senecio vulgaris (Common Groundsel)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Low growing but upright herbaceous plant
Flowers:Enclosed heads
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Fall


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


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


Galanthus nivalis

Plant in flower

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Profile for Galanthus nivalis (Common Snowdrop)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Low growing plant emerging from underground bulbs
Foliage:Straplike, often bluish
Stem:floral scapes only, round
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring


Hamamelis x intermedia

Cv. 'Jelena' in bloom

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Profile for Hamamelis x intermedia (Hybrid Witch Hazel)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Large shrub or small tree, vase-shaped
Flowers:4 thread-like, showy petals
Foliage:simple, alternate, uneven at the base
Stem:zig-zag branches
Subclass plants:Hamamelis 'Arnold Promise', Hamamelis 'Diane', Hamamelis 'Jelena', Hamamelis 'Sunburst'
Recent Logs[edit]
  • SB Johnny-LM 20:48, 18 February 2008 (UTC) ('Jelena, 'Diane', 'Arnold Promise', and 'Sunburst')
  • SB Johnny-LM 20:48, 11 March 2008 (UTC) ('Jelena, 'Diane', 'Arnold Promise', and 'Sunburst')
  • --Luai lashire 17:22, 12 April 2008 (UTC)


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


Symplocarpus foetidus

Spathe

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Profile for Symplocarpus foetidus (Eastern Skunk Cabbage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Colonizing herbaceous plant
Flowers:spathe and spadix
Foliage:basal, very large
Scent:strong unpleasant odor from all parts
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring, 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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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring. Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Fall, Early Winter


Helleborus foetidus

Closeup of flower, note that the anthers are present while in bloom

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Profile for Helleborus foetidus (Stinking Hellebore)
Identifying Characteristics
Foliage:evergreen, palmately divided
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, 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



(last updated 15:21, 11 October 2007 (UTC) with 11 plants)