Bloom Clock/Keys/Southeastern Pennsylvania/September/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 September.
These plants have the following traits:

  • White flowers
  • are trees, shrubs, or vines

Polygonum sagittatum

Inflorescences

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Profile for Polygonum sagittatum (Arrowleaf tearthumb)
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Gaultheria procumbens

Gaultheria procumbens in flower

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Profile for Gaultheria procumbens (Eastern Teaberry, Checkerberry, Boxberry and American Wintergreen)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Erect/creeping
Flowers:Bell-shaped, 6–8 mm long, white, borne solitary or in short racemes.
Foliage:Elliptic to ovate, 2–5 cm long and 1–2 cm broad
Stem:Round, 10–15 cm tall
Scent:Distinct oil of wintergreen scent.
Growing Conditions:Dry to moist acidic soils; forests; sandy areas
Fruit:Edible berry 8–15 mm in diameter persists through the winter until new blossoms form.
Life Cycle: Perennial
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Temperate zone season(s): Mid Summer, Late Summer

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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

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Clematis virginiana

Inflorescences

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Profile for Clematis virginiana (Virgin's Bower, Devil's Darning Needle)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Climbing vine
Flowers:White, with 5 petals and many showy anthers
Foliage:Trifoliate
Growing Conditions:Widely adaptable
Life Cycle: Perennial
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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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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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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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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

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Polygonum arifolium

Plant in flower

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Profile for Polygonum arifolium (Halberd-leaved tearthumb)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Rambling vine
Stem:Covered in short barbs
Life Cycle: Annual
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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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Clematis terniflora

Blooming vine

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Profile for Clematis terniflora (Sweet Autumn Clematis)
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Last updated 13:53, 1 January 2008 (UTC) from the DPL page with 12 plants.