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

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


Salvia nemorosa

Inflorescence

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Profile for Salvia nemorosa (Purple Sage)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Clumping perennial
Flowers:Spikes of tubular flowers
Foliage:Simple, opposite, roughly haired
Stem:Square in cross section
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Mid Fall


Perilla frutescens


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Profile for Perilla frutescens (Perilla)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect herbaceous plant
Flowers:spikes of tubular purple flowers
Foliage:opposite, simple, toothed, porple in some varieties
Stem:square in cross section
Scent:liquorice-like scent from all parts
Life Cycle: Annual
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Mentha spicata

Illustration

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Profile for Mentha spicata (Spearmint)
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Zinnia violacea

Head

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Profile for Zinnia violacea (Zinnia)
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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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Aster lateriflorus

Illustration

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Profile for Aster lateriflorus (Calico Aster)
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Aster tataricus

Heads

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


Rosa

Flowers

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Profile for Rosa (Rose)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Thorny shrubs
Foliage:alternate, pinnately compound
Stem:thorned
Fruit:small pomes (hips)
Life Cycle: perennial shrub
Subclass plants:Rosa canina

Rosa multiflora
Rosa palustris
Rosa rugosa

Rosa 'Peace'

Rosa 'Pink Knockout'
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Temperate zone season(s): Late Spring, Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall Mid Fall, Late Fall


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


Pentas lanceolata

Flowers of a white variety

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Profile for Pentas lanceolata (Pentas)
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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


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


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


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


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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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


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



(updated 12:45, 11 October 2007 (UTC) with 19 plants)