Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/July/Blue Flowers

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

Note: Because many species have variation in flower color, some of the photographs on this page show flowers of a different color than blue. In most cases, the "typical" (most common) color is shown here.

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

  • Blue flowers

Cichorium intybus

Heads

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Profile for Cichorium intybus (Chicory)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect perennial, foliage primarily basal but with some cauline leaves
Flowers:Radiate heads, both disk and ray florets typically blue but sometimes white
Life Cycle: perennial
Similar Plants:Basal foliage in spring is often mistaken for Taraxacum officinale
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Hydrangea macrophylla

Lacecap flower type

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Profile for Hydrangea macrophylla (Bigleaf Hydrangea)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Multistemmed shrub
Foliage:Opposite, simple
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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Lobelia siphilitica

Inflorescences

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Profile for Lobelia siphilitica (Blue Lobelia)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall

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Agastache foeniculum

Inflorescences

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Profile for Agastache foeniculum (Wild Hyssop)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:Small tubular flowers on an upright spike
Foliage:simple, opposite
Stem:Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Geranium

Flowers of Geranium x magnificum

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Profile for Geranium (True Geraniums)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:5 petals
Foliage:palmately veined
Subclass plants:G. macrorrhizum G. maculatum G. phaeum G. pratense G. pyrenaicum G.robertianum G. x cantabrigiense 'Biokovo'
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer

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Myosotis

Inflorescence

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Profile for Myosotis (Forget-me-not)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Sprawling herbaceous plant
Foliage:Simple
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer

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Veronicastrum sibiricum

Inflorescence

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Profile for Veronicastrum sibiricum (Veronicastrum)
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Commelina communis

Flower and foliage

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Profile for Commelina communis (Asiatic Dayflower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Sprawling herbaceous plant
Foliage:Simple, with linear veins
Life Cycle: annual
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Clematis

Flowers of a purple cultivar

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Profile for Clematis (Clematis)
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Tradescantia

Flowers

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Profile for Tradescantia (Spiderwort)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect herbaceous plant
Foliage:Straplike, both basal and on stems
Stem:Round
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer

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Tradescantia virginiana

Inflorescence

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Profile for Tradescantia virginiana (Virginia Spiderwort)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright herbaceous plant
Foliage:Straplike
Stem:Round
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Veronica americana

Closeup of flowers

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Profile for Veronica americana (American Brooklime)
Identifying Characteristics
Growing Conditions:Semi-aquatic, growing in streams, wet soils, or on banks
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer

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Salvia guaranitica

Flowering plant

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Profile for Salvia guaranitica (Anise Sage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers:Tubular
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Veronicastrum virginicum

Inflorescence

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Profile for Veronicastrum virginicum (Culver's Root)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:On dense spikes
Life Cycle: Perennial

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Last updated 11:36, 19 October 2007 (UTC) from the DPL page with 14 plants.