Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/March/Red 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:

  • Red flowers

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


Acer saccharinum

closeup of a flower

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Profile for Acer saccharinum (Silver Maple)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Large tree
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid Spring


Hamamelis 'Diane'

Closeup

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Profile for Hamamelis 'Diane' ('Diane' Witch Hazel)
Identifying Characteristics
Recent Logs[edit | edit source]
  • SB Johnny-LM 10:38, 11 February 2008 (UTC) ('Jelena', 'Diane', and 'Arnold Promise')
  • 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')


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


Parrotia persica

Opening flower

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Profile for Parrotia persica (Persian Ironwood)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Low-crowned tree
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): 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 | edit source]
  • 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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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Mid Winter, Late Winter, 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


Acer rubrum

Flower clusters

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Profile for Acer rubrum (Red Maple)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Large tree
Flowers:Red flowers opening well before the leaves
Foliage:As with all maples, they are deciduous and arranged oppositely on the twig. They are typically 5-10 cm (2-4 inches) long and wide with 3-5 palmate lobes with a serrated margin. The sinuses are typically narrow, but the leaves can exhibit considerable variation.
Stem:In dense forests, trunk will remain free of branches until some distance up the tree. Individuals grown in the open are shorter and thicker with a more rounded crown.
Growing Conditions:It can be found growing in swamps, on poor dry soils, and most anywhere in between
Fruit:Samara
Similar Plants:Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)
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Global data:
Temperate zone season(s): Early Spring, Mid 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


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 13:21, 28 March 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 9 plants.