Native Plant Bloom Chart

Compiled by Carol Hight

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The colored section, under Bloom Time, indicates months that the plant might be seen blooming. The time, within the colored section, indicates how long the plant blooms within that timeframe. Exact timing of bloom depends on elevation, microclimate and how hot/cold, wet/dry the weather is during the current year.
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Scientific Name Common Name Flower Color
Bloom Time
Ageratina aromatica
ad-jur-uh-TY-nuh
ar-oh-MAT-ih-kuh
Lesser Snakeroot, White Snakeroot white Jan Feb Mar Apr May
6 weeks
Jun-Oct
Nov Dec
Amianthium muscaetoxicum
am-ee-AN-thee-um
mus-kai-TOKS-ee-kum
Fly Poison, Stagger Grass white Jan Feb Mar Apr
3-4 weeks
May-Jul
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Amsonia tabernaemontana
am-SO-nee-uh
tab-er-nay-MON-tah-nuh
Blue Star, Blue Dogbane blue Jan Feb
3 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Anemone quinquefolia
uh-NEM-oh-nee
kwin-kway-FOH-lee-uh
Wood Anemone, Nightcaps white Jan Feb Mar
2-3 weeks
Apr-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Anemone virginiana
uh-NEM-oh-nee
vir-jin-ee-AN-uh
Tall Thimbleweed, Tall Anemone greenish-yellow Jan Feb Mar Apr
2 weeks
May-Jul
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Antennaria plantaginifolia
an-ten-AR-ee-uh
plan-TADGE-i-ni-fol-ia
Pussytoes white Jan Feb
3-4 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Arisaema triphyllum
air-uh-SEE-muh
try-FIL-um
Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Indian Turnip green and white or
maroon and white
Jan Feb
4-6 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Asclepias tuberosa
ass-KLE-pee-us
too-ber-OH-suh
Butterfly Weed, Chiggerweed yellow to red Jan Feb Mar Apr
6 weeks
May-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Baptisia australis
bap-TIS-ee-uh
aw-STRAL-iss
Blue Wild Indigo purple Jan Feb Mar
3 weeks
Apr-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cardamine diphylla
kar-DAM-ih-nee
dy-FIL-uh
Toothwort, Pepper Root white Jan Feb
3 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Chamaelirium luteum
cam-a-LEER-ee-um
LUTE-ee-um
Fairywand, Blazing-Star white Jan Feb
6 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Chelone glabra
kel-OH-nee
GLAY-bruh
White Turtlehead white Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
3-4 weeks
Jul-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Chimaphila maculata
ky-MAF-ih-luh
mak-yuh-LAH-tuh
Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa white Jan Feb Mar Apr May
3-4 weeks
Jun-Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Chrysogonum virginianum
kris-OG-oh-num
vir-jin-ee-AN-um
Green-and-Gold, Golden Star yellow Jan Feb
6-8 weeks
Mar-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Collinsonia serotina
kol-in-SOH-nee-uh
se-roh-TEE-nuh
Horse-Balm purplish Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
6-8 weeks
Jul-Oct
Nov Dec
Conoclinium coelestinum
koh-no-KLY-nee-um
koh-el-ES-tee-num
Blue Mistflower, Wild Ageratum purple Jan Feb Mar Apr May
6-8 weeks
Jun-Oct
Nov Dec
Coreopsis auriculata
kor-ee-OP-sis
aw-rik-yoo-LAY-tuh
Mouse Eared Coreopsis, Lobed Tickseed yellow Jan Feb Mar
6-8 weeks
Apr-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Coreopsis major
kor-ee-OP-sis
MAY-jor
Whorled Leaf Coreopsis, Greater Tickseed yellow Jan Feb Mar Apr
18 weeks
May-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Cypripedium acaule
sip-rih-PEE-dee-um
a-KAW-lee
Pink Ladyslipper, Moccasin Flower pink Jan Feb Mar
2-3 weeks
Apr-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dicentra eximia
dy-SEN-truh
eks-IM-mee-uh
Fringed Bleeding Heart pink Jan Feb Mar
2-3 weeks
Apr-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dodecatheon media
doh-dek-ATH-ee-on
media
Shooting Star white Jan
6 weeks
Feb-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Elephantopus tomentosus
el-eh-fun-TOE-pus
toh-men-TOH-sus
Elephant's Foot, Devil's Grandmother pink Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
2-3 weeks
Jul-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Erythronium spp.
er-ih-THROH-nee-um
spp.
Trout Lil, Dog-tooth Violet yellow Jan
2-3 weeks
Feb-Apr
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Eupatorium fistulosum
yoo-puh-TOR-ee-um
fist-yoo-LOW-sum
Joe-Pye-Weed pink Jan Feb Mar Apr May
6 weeks
Jun-Oct
Nov Dec
Eupatorium sessilifolium
yoo-puh-TOR-ee-um
ses-ee-lee-FOH-lee-um
Upland Boneset white Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
4-5 weeks
Jul-Oct
Nov Dec
Gentiana saponaria
jen-shee-AN-uh
sap-oh-NAIR-ee-uh
Soapwort Gentian, Harvestbells purple Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug
3-4 weeks
Sep-Nov
Dec
Geranium maculatum
jer-AY-nee-um
mak-yuh-LAH-tum
Wild Geranium, Cranesbill pink Jan Feb Mar
3-4 weeks
Apr-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Goodyera pubescens
GOOD-yer-uh
pew-BES-senz
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain, Adder's Violet white Jan Feb Mar Apr May
2-3 weeks
Jun-Jul
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hepatica americana
hep-AT-ih-kuh
a-mer-ih-KAY-na
Round-Lobed Hepatica white to near purple Jan Feb
3-4 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Heuchera americana
HEW-ker-a
a-mer-ih-KAY-na
Alumroot, Coral Bells reddish green Jan Feb Mar
4 weeks
Apr-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hexastylis arifolia
hex-uh-STY-lus
air-ih-FOH-lee-uh
Wild Ginger, Heartleaf Ginger brown Jan Feb
3 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Houstonia caerulea
hoos-TOH-nee-uh
see-ROO-lee-uh
Bluet, Mountain Bluets light blue Jan
8-12 weeks
Feb-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hymenocallis occidentalis
hy-men-oh-KAL-is
ok-sih-den-TAY-liss
Carolina Spiderlily, Woodland Spiderlily white Jan Feb Mar
3 weeks
Apr-Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Impatiens capensis
im-PAY-shuns
ka-PEN-sis
Jewelweed, Spotted Jewel Weed orange with maroon spots Jan Feb Mar Apr
20 weeks
May-Nov
Dec
Iris cristata
EYE-ris
kris-TAH-tuh
Dwarf Crested Iris purple with yellow on falls Jan Feb Mar
2-3 weeks
Apr-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Iris verna
EYE-ris
VER-nuh
Dwarf Iris, Spring Iris purple with orange on falls Jan Feb Mar
2-3 weeks
Apr-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Iris virginica
EYE-ris
vir-JIN-ih-kuh
Blue Flag purple Jan Feb
3-4 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Liatris pilosa
ly-AT-riss
pil-OH-suh
Grass-Leaf Blazing Star, Shaggy Blazing Star purple Jan Feb Mar Apr May
4-8 weeks
Jun-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Lilium michauxii
LIL-ee-um
miss-SHOW-ee-eye
Carolina Lily orange with maroon spots Jan Feb Mar Apr
3 weeks
May-Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Lobelia cardinalis
low-BEE-lee-uh
kar-dih-NAL-iss
Cardinal Flower red Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
4 weeks
Jul-Oct
Nov Dec
Lonicera sempervirens
luh-NIS-er-a
sem-per-VY-renz
Red Trumpet Honeysuckle, Coral Honeysuckle red or yellow Jan Feb Mar
8-12 weeks
Apr-Oct
Nov Dec
Maianthemum racemosa
may-AN-the-mum
ray-see-MO-suh
False Solomon's Seal white Jan Feb
1 month
Mar-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Manfreda virginica
man-FRED-ah
vir-JIN-ih-kuh
False Aloe white Jan Feb Mar Apr
3 weeks
May-Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mitchella repens
my-CHEL-luh
REE-penz
Partridge Berry white Jan Feb Mar Apr
3-4 weeks
May-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Monarda fistulosa
mo-NAR-da
fist-yoo-LOW-suh
Wild Bergamot pink Jan Feb Mar Apr
4 weeks
May-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Oenothera tetragona
ee-no-THEE-ruh
tet-ra-GON-uh
Sundrops yellow Jan Feb Mar
6-8 weeks
Apr-Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Parthenium integrifolium
par-THEN-ee-um
in-teg-ree-FOH-lee-um
Wild Quinine, American Feverfew white Jan Feb Mar Apr
3-4 months
May-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Passiflora incarnata
pass-iff-FLOR-uh
in-kar-NAH-tuh
Maypop, Purple Passionflower purple Jan Feb Mar Apr
3 months
May-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Penstemon digitalis
PEN-stem-on
dig-ee-TAH-liss
Smooth Penstemon, Foxglove Beardtongue pink Jan Feb Mar
3 weeks
Apr-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pityopsis graminifolia
pit-ee-OP-sis
gram-in-ee-FOH-lee-uh
Narrowleaf Silkgrass yellow Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
4-5 weeks
Jul-Nov
Dec
Platanthera cristata
pla-TAN-ther-uh
kris-TAH-tuh
Yellow-Fringed Orchid, Crested Yellow Orchid yellow to orange Jan Feb Mar Apr May
4 weeks
Jun-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Podophyllum peltatum
po-do-FIL-um
pel-TAY-tum
Mayapple, Mandrake Root white Jan Feb
2 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Polygonatum biflorum
po-lig-oh-NAY-tum
by-FLOR-um
Solomon's Seal white Jan Feb Mar
2 weeks
Apr-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides
pik-NAN-thee-mum
pik-nan-thee-MOY-deez
Southern Mountain Mint purple with silvery leaves
around flowers
Jan Feb Mar Apr May
4-6 weeks
Jun-Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rudbeckia hirta
rud-BEK-ee-a
HER-tuh
Black Eyed Susan, Gloriosa Daisy yellow with brown center Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
6-8 weeks
Jul-Oct
Nov Dec
Rudbeckia laciniata
rud-BEK-ee-a
la-sin-ee-AY-tuh
Green Headed Coneflower, Cutleaf Coneflower yellow with green center Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
6 weeks
Jul-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Sabatia angularis
sa-BAY-shee-uh
ang-yoo-LAIR-iss
Rose Pink, Rose Gentian pink Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
6 weeks
Jul-Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec
Salvia lyrata
SAL-vee-uh
ly-RAY-tuh
Lyre Leaved Sage, Cancer Weed purple Jan Feb
3 weeks
Mar-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sanguinaria canadensis
san-gwin-AR-ee-uh
ka-na-DEN-sis
Bloodroot, Puccoon white with yellow center Jan Feb
7-10 days
Mar-Apr
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sarracenia spp.
sar-uh-SEN-ee-uh
spp.
Pitcher Plant yellow to red Jan Feb
3-4 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Saururus cernuus
saw-ROO-rus
SER-new-us
Lizard's Tail, Water Dragon white Jan Feb Mar Apr
4 weeks
May-Jul
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Scutellaria elliptica
skew-teh-LARE-ee-a
ee-LIP-tih-kuh
Hairy Skullcap white with purple accents Jan Feb Mar Apr
4 weeks
May-Jul
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Silene virginica
sy-LEE-nee
vir-JIN-ih-kuh
Fire Pink, Scarlet Catchfly red Jan Feb Mar
4-6 weeks
Apr-Jul
Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sisyrinchium angustifolium
sis-ee-RINK-ee-um
an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-um
Blue Eyed Grass blue Jan Feb
4-5 weeks
Mar-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Solidago caesia
so-li-DAY-go
KESS-ee-uh
Wreath Goldenrod yellow Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
3-4 weeks
Jul-Oct
Nov Dec
Spigelia marilandica
spy-GEEL-ee-ah
mar-i-LAND-ih-ka
Indian-Pink red with yellow center Jan Feb Mar Apr
6-8 weeks
May-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Spiranthes cernua
spy-RAN-theez
SER-new-a
Autumn Tresses white Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
2-3 weeks
Aug-Sep
Oct Nov Dec
Thalictrum thalictroides
tha-LIK-trum
thal-ik-TROY-deez
Rue Anemone white Jan Feb
3 months
Mar-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Trillium spp.
TRIL-ee-um
spp.
Wake Robin white to maroon Jan
3-4 weeks
Feb-Jun
Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Uvularia perfoliata
oo-voo-LAR-ee-a
per-foh-lee-AY-tuh
Bellwort, Merry Bells yellow Jan Feb
3 weeks
Mar-May
Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Vernonia gigantea
ver-NON-ee-uh
jy-GAN-tee-uh
Tall Ironweed purple Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
4 weeks
Aug-Oct
Nov Dec
Yucca filamentosa
YUK-uh
fil-uh-men-TOH-suh
Yucca, Adam's Needle white Jan Feb Mar
4 weeks
Apr-Aug
Sep Oct Nov Dec





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