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

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


Nepeta x faassenii

Inflorescence

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Profile for Nepeta x faassenii (Catmint)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:On spikes, tubular, blue through pale purple.
Stem:Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Buddleja davidii

Inflorescence

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Profile for Buddleja davidii (Butterfly Bush)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Arching shrub
Foliage:Simple, rough, opposite
Stem:Hollow pith
Scent:Flowers are sweetly scented
Fruit:Dry capsules
Life Cycle: Perennial shrub
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Securigera varia

Inflorescence

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Profile for Securigera varia (Crown Vetch)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Spreading semi-herbaceous plant
Flowers:Small, pea-like flowers on a crown-like head
Foliage:Pinnately compound
Stem:Thin, wire-like
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Lagerstroemia indica

Inflorescences and foliage

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Profile for Lagerstroemia indica (Crape Myrtle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Large shrub or small tree
Foliage:simple
Fruit:Dry, persistent capsule
Life Cycle: perennial shrub or tree
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall


Trifolium pratense

Inflorescence

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Profile for Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Spreading herbaceous plant
Foliage:trifoliate with pale zones on the leaflets
Fruit:tiny legumes
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Echinacea purpurea

Plants in bloom

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Profile for Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright, clump forming
Flowers:Heads with raised disks
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Dipsacus

Inflorescence of Dipsacus laciniatus

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Profile for Dipsacus (Teasel)
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Hemerocallis

Flower of H. fulva, one of the most commonly encountered daylilies

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Profile for Hemerocallis (Daylily)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:clumping herbaceous plant
Flowers:3 petals and 3 sepals nearly equal. Each flower lasts only one day.
Foliage:Basal, straplike
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall


Cirsium arvense

Heads

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Profile for Cirsium arvense (Canada Thistle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Spreading herbaceous plant
Flowers:Heads
Foliage:Spiny
Stem:Spiny
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall


Callicarpa

Flowers on a branch of C. bodnieri

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Profile for Callicarpa (Beautyberry)
Identifying Characteristics
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall


Eupatorium purpureum

Inflorescence

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Profile for Eupatorium purpureum (Joe Pye weed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers:Heads held in large domed clusters
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Viola tricolor

Flowers

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Profile for Viola tricolor (Heartsease, Johnny-jump-up)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall


Solanum dulcamara

Flower and fruits

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Profile for Solanum dulcamara (Bittersweet, Bitter Nightshade, Blue Bindweed, Climbing Nightshade)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Twining, semi-woody vine
Flowers:Purple with yellow centers
Scent:Unpleasant aroma from vegetative parts
Fruit:Berries which are red when ripe
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall


Arctium lappa

Heads

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Profile for Arctium lappa (Burdock)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:erect, branching
Foliage:Simple, hairy
Fruit:Large burs which stick to clothing and fur
Life Cycle: Biennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall


Lythrum salicaria

Flowering plant

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Profile for Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:bushy herbaceous plant
Growing Conditions:Most frequent in wet soils, though also widely cultivated in gardens
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall


Gladiolus

Flowers of cv. 'Red Crusade'

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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


Lavandula angustifolia

Flowering plant

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Profile for Lavandula angustifolia (Common Lavender)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:dense subshrub or herb
Flowers:Spikes of tubular flowers
Foliage:narrow, hairy
Scent:Distinct lavander scent from flowers and foliage
Life Cycle: Perennial shrub
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall


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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Astilbe chinensis

Inflorescence

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Profile for Astilbe chinensis (Chinese Astilbe)
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Salvia verticillata

Inflorescences

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Profile for Salvia verticillata (Salvia)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Clump forming herb
Flowers:tubular, on spikes
Foliage:opposite, simple
Stem:Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall


Vernonia noveboracensis

Closeup of flowerheads

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Profile for Vernonia noveboracensis (New York Ironweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect herbaceous plant
Flowers:Heads, purple
Foliage:Simple
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall


Cleome hassleriana

Inflorescence and foliage of cv. 'Violet Queen'

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Profile for Cleome hassleriana (Spider Flower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright herbaceous plant
Stem:Stiff, with sharp thorns, covered in leafy bracts
Fruit:Elongated pods
Life Cycle: Annual
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Allium schoenoprasum

Flowering plant

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Profile for Allium schoenoprasum (Chives)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Grasslike herbaceous plant
Foliage:Tubular
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer


Hibiscus syriacus

Flowers

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Profile for Hibiscus syriacus (Garden Hibiscus)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Tree or shrub
Foliage:Simple, lobed
Fruit:Dry capsules
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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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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter


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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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


Allium vineale

Inflorescence

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Profile for Allium vineale (Crow Garlic)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer


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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Melissa officinalis

Closeup of flowers and foliage

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Profile for Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Spreading herb
Flowers:Tubular, white
Foliage:Simple, opposite, dark green but cv. 'Aurea' has yellow leaves, and is common in gardens
Stem:Square in cross-section
Scent:Strong citrus scent from foliage
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Allium cernuum

Allium cernuum.jpg

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Profile for Allium cernuum (Nodding Onion)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Low herbaceous plant, arising from a bulb
Foliage:straplike
Life Cycle: perennial
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Clematis

Flowers of a purple cultivar

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Allium canadense

Inflorescences

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Profile for Allium canadense (Meadow Garlic)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer


Digitalis purpurea

Inflorescences

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Profile for Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright
Flowers:Tubular
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer


Allium sativum

Illustration

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Profile for Allium sativum (Garlic)
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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


Hosta

Flowers of cv. 'Blue Crinkles'

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Profile for Hosta (Hosta)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Clump-forming herbaceous plant
Flowers:tubular
Foliage:Basal
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Late Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall


Platycodon grandiflorus

Female flower, flowerbud, and foliage

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Profile for Platycodon grandiflorus (Balloon Flower)
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Salvia sclarea

Flowering plant

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Profile for Salvia sclarea (Sage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:erect herbaceous plant
Flowers:tubular, 2-lipped, white
Life Cycle: biennial
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Liatris spicata

Inflorescence

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Profile for Liatris spicata (Blazing Star)
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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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last updated 11:28, 19 October 2007 (UTC) with 42 plants