Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/September/Pink Flowers

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


Sedum spectabile

Inflorescence

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Profile for Sedum spectabile (Showy Stonecrop)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Fall, Mid Fall

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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

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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

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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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Petunia x hybrida

Flowers

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Polygonum sagittatum

Inflorescences

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Profile for Polygonum sagittatum (Arrowleaf tearthumb)
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Lythrum salicaria

Flowering plant

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Profile for Lythrum salicaria (Purple Loosestrife)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:bushy herbaceous plant
Growing Conditions:Most frequent in wet soils, though also widely cultivated in gardens
Life Cycle: perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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Hemerocallis

Flower of H. fulva, one of the most commonly encountered daylilies

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Profile for Hemerocallis (Daylily)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:clumping herbaceous plant
Flowers:3 petals and 3 sepals nearly equal. Each flower lasts only one day.
Foliage:Basal, straplike
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

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Dianthus armeria

Inflorescence

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Profile for Dianthus armeria (Deptford Pink)
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Temperate zone season(s): Early Summer, Mid Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Mid Fall

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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

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Begonia grandis

Flowering plant

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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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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

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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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Achillea sibirica

Heads

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Profile for Achillea sibirica (Sibirian Yarrow)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Upright to mounded
Flowers:Heads
Foliage:pinnately lobed, narrow, dark green
Life Cycle: Perennial

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Echinacea purpurea

Plants in bloom

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Profile for Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower)
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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

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Clethra alnifolia

Inflorescences

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Profile for Clethra alnifolia (Summersweet)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Suckering shrub
Flowers:Upright panicles
Foliage:Simple, serrate margins
Life Cycle: Perennial woody shrub
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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

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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

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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

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Liatris spicata

Inflorescence

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Dahlia

Flower of cv. 'Autumn Fairy'

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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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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

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Hibiscus syriacus

Flowers

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Profile for Hibiscus syriacus (Garden Hibiscus)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Tree or shrub
Foliage:Simple, lobed
Fruit:Dry capsules
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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

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(last updated 12:07, 13 October 2007 (UTC) with 26 plants)