Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/March/Purple 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 March.
These plants have the following traits:

  • Purple flowers

Muscari armeniacum

Flowering plants

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Profile for Muscari armeniacum (Grape Hyacinth)
Identifying Characteristics
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late 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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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Late Fall, Late Winter, Early Spring, 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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Crocus tommasinianus

Flowering plants

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Profile for Crocus tommasinianus (Early Crocus)
Identifying Characteristics
Similar Plants:Very hard to tell apart from Crocus vernus
Higher taxa:Crocus
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early 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


Crocus vernus

Plants in flower

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Profile for Crocus vernus (Crocus)
Identifying Characteristics
Similar Plants:Very hard to tell apart from Crocus tommasinianus
Higher taxa:Crocus
Recent Logs[edit | edit source]

--Luai lashire 23:42, 26 March 2008 (UTC)



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


Lamium purpureum

Plant colony

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Profile for Lamium purpureum (Deadnettle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Low, spreading herbaceous plant , flowering stems rising above the foliage
Flowers:Tubular, 2-lipped, pink or purple
Foliage:Reddish or purplish in early spring, fading to green as the season warms
Stem:square in cross section, densely covered by the leaves
Life Cycle: Winter annual
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring, Late Spring


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


Scilla siberica

Blue-flowered plants in bloom

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


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


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Last updated 11:13, 29 March 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 10 plants.