Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/October/White Flowers/Trees, Shrubs, and Vines

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This page is part of a dichotomous key for plants recorded as blooming in Southeastern Pennsylvania during the month of October.
These plants have the following traits:

  • White flowers
  • are trees, shrubs, or vines

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


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


Polygonum sagittatum

Inflorescences

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Profile for Polygonum sagittatum (Arrowleaf tearthumb)
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Viburnum rhytidophyllum

Inflorescence and foliage

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Profile for Viburnum rhytidophyllum (Leatherleaf Viburnum)
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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


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


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


Prunus laurocerasus

Closeup of flowers

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Profile for Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel)
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Spring, Late Spring, Early Fall, Mid Fall


Abelia x grandiflora

Closeup of flowers

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Profile for Abelia x grandiflora (Glossy Abelia)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Suckering shrub
Flowers:Tubular, white
Foliage:Simple, glossy
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Last updated 13:52, 1 January 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 9 plants.