Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/November/All

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This page is part of a dichotomous key for plants recorded as blooming in Southeastern Pennsylvania during the month of November.


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


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


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


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


Chrysanthemum x morifolium

Flowering plants

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Profile for Chrysanthemum x morifolium (Hardy Chrysanthemum, Mum)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter


Corydalis lutea

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Corydalis lutea (Yellow Corydalis)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Mound-forming, colonizing herbaceous plant
Flowers:Tubular, spurred, yellow
Foliage:Pinnately compound, somewhat glaucus
Stem:Weak, sappy
Fruit:Explosive pods
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter


Solidago

Flowers on S. Gigantea

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Profile for Solidago (Goldenrod)
Identifying Characteristics
Subclass plants:Solidago canadensis, Solidago gigantea


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


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


Corydalis ochroleuca

Inflorescence

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Profile for Corydalis ochroleuca (White Corydalis)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:low growing, clumping herbaceous plant
Flowers:clusters of white flowers with yellow throats
Foliage:slightly bluish
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall, Early Winter


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


Spiraea thunbergii

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Spiraea thunbergii (Spiraea)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Arching, multistemmed shrub
Flowers:Small white flowers in axillary cluseters.
Foliage:Narrow, threadlike
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Winter, Mid Winter, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Aster novae-angliae

Head

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Profile for Aster novae-angliae (New England Aster)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect, bushy herbaceous plant
Flowers:Heads with yellow disk florets and purple (sometimes pink, white, or red) rays
Foliage:Simple, alternate
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


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


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


Lobularia maritima

Inflorescences

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Profile for Lobularia maritima (Sweet Alyssum)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Salvia involucrata

Salvia involucrata, inflorescence

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Profile for Salvia involucrata (Sage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright forb
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Rudbeckia hirta

Flowering plant

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Profile for Rudbeckia hirta (Gloriosa Daisy)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers:Heads with brown disk florets and yellow or orange rays
Stem:Hairy
Life Cycle: Perennial
Similar Plants:easily confused with Rudbeckia fulgida
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Late Fall


Petunia x hybrida

Flowers

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Profile for Petunia x hybrida (Petunia)
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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


Erigeron

Heads of E. aurantiacus

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Profile for Erigeron (Fleabane)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:Yellow centers and numerous narrow light-colored rays
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Rosa 'Knockout'

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Profile for Rosa 'Knockout' (Knockout Rose)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Nipponanthemum nipponicum

Heads

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Profile for Nipponanthemum nipponicum (Nippon Daisy)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:bushy herbaceous plant or subshrub
Flowers:radiate heads
Life Cycle: perennial
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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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Salvia splendens

Flowering plants

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Profile for Salvia splendens (Scarlet Sage)
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Salvia leucantha

Inflorescence

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Profile for Salvia leucantha (Mexican Bush Sage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Dense shrub, often grown as an annual in cooler climates
Flowers:spikes of tubular flowers with sftly haired calyces
Growing Conditions:perennial shrub
Life Cycle: Perennial
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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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Sedum spurium

Inflorescence

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Profile for Sedum spurium (Stonecrop)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Creeping forb
Foliage:Succulent
Stem:waxy, fragile
Life Cycle: perennial
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Tagetes patula

Heads

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Profile for Tagetes patula (French Marigold)
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Hesperis matronalis

Closeup of purple flowers, flowers can range from white through pink, purple, or red

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Profile for Hesperis matronalis (Dame's Rocket)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright forb
Flowers:4 showy petals
Scent:Strong, sweet scent in early morning and evening
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall


Digitalis lutea

Spike

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Profile for Digitalis lutea (Yellow Foxglove)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright herbaceous plant
Flowers:On spikes, tubular and yellow
Foliage:Simple
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Anemone x hybrida

Flowers

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Profile for Anemone x hybrida (Japanese Anemone)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Herbaceous perennial with rhizomatous stems
Foliage:Lower leaves trifoliate, upper leaves simple, lobed and rouchly haired
Growing Conditions:Woodland, shade, partshade, tolerant of dry conditions
Life Cycle: perennial
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Antirrhinum majus

Plants in bloom

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Profile for Antirrhinum majus (Snapdragon)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright herbaceous plant
Foliage:Simple, opposite
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Fall


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


Aster tataricus

Heads

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Profile for Aster tataricus (Tatarian Aster)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright, spreading forb
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Lonicera japonica

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Lonicera japonica (Japanese Honeysuckle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Twining vine
Flowers:In terminal clusters, tubular, white or yellow (both colors often appearing on the same plant)
Foliage:Simple, opposite
Scent:Flowers are sweetly scented
Life Cycle: Woody perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Rosmarinus officinalis

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)
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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


Rudbeckia fulgida

Plant covered in flowers

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Profile for Rudbeckia fulgida (Blackeyed Susan, Orange Coneflower)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:colonizing herbaceous plant
Flowers:Heads with cone-shaped black disks and orange rays
Foliage:simple, rough to the touch
Stem:Freely branching
Life Cycle: perennial
Similar Plants:Sometimes confused with Rudbeckia hirta
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Begonia

Hybrid begonias

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Profile for Begonia (Begonia)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Lycopersicon

Inflorescence

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Profile for Lycopersicon (Tomato)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Impatiens walleriana

Closeup of flower

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Profile for Impatiens walleriana (Busy-lizzie, Impatiens)
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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


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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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


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


Galinsoga parviflora

Heads and foliage

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Profile for Galinsoga parviflora (Gallant Soldier)
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Duchesnea indica

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Profile for Duchesnea indica (Mock Strawberry)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Creeping herbaceous plant
Flowers:5 yellow petals
Foliage:Trifoliate, roughly haired, dark green
Fruit:Strawberry-like but with red seeds
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Linaria vulgaris

Inflorescences

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Profile for Linaria vulgaris (Butter and Eggs)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:spreading herbaceous plant
Flowers:Snapdragon-like, yellow
Foliage:Simple, covered in a white, waxy bloom
Stem:Weak
Scent:None
Fruit:Dry capsules
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Persicaria maculosa

Inflorescence

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Profile for Persicaria maculosa (Lady's Thumb)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect herbaceous plant
Flowers:On dense terminal spikes with a pink calyx and white corolla
Foliage:Simple
Life Cycle: Annual
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


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


Bidens frondosa

Flowering plant

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Profile for Bidens frondosa (Devil's Stickseed)
Identifying Characteristics
Flowers:small heads with yellow ray florets
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Rudbeckia triloba

Flowers covering plant

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Profile for Rudbeckia triloba (Browneyed Susan)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:upright forb, freely branching
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Aster ericoides

Heads

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Profile for Aster ericoides (Heath Aster)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:freely branched
Flowers:heads with white ray florets
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Oxalis stricta

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Oxalis stricta (Common Yellow Woodsorrel)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright
Flowers:5 petals, yellow
Foliage:Trifoliate, leaflets heart-shaped
Stem:Slender, green
Fruit:Explosive capsules
Life Cycle: Annual
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Polygonum pensylvanicum

Polygonum pensylvanicum

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Profile for Polygonum pensylvanicum (Pennsylvania Smartweed)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect
Flowers:cluster of pink flowers in a spike.
Foliage:long, narrow leaves with prominent midrib. Veins are parallel to one another, originating at the midrib and progressing towards the edge of the leaf. Margin is entire.
Stem:Jointed branches are covered with a papery sheath.
Life Cycle: Annual
Similar Plants:Easily mistaken for Persicaria maculosa
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Medicago lupulina

Flowers and foliage

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Profile for Medicago lupulina (Black Medick)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:spreading herbaceous plant
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Mid Fall, Late Fall


Chenopodium album

Flowering branch

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Profile for Chenopodium album (Lambsquarters, Goosefoot)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:erect herbaceous plant
Stem:ridged, glaucus
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall, Late Fall



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Last updated 14:18, 1 January 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 57 plants.