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Bloom lists were compiled from the JC Raulston Arboretum Showtimes (restricted to species hardy in our county) and the NC Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill (NCBG) lists for 2006–2009. There are limitations to the list, since the Raulston Arboretum does not record berry set and the NCBG did not record bloom for Nov–Feb.

How to use the lists

  • To view only plants in bloom during a particular month(s), click on the month(s).
  • Plants are organized by order of bloom, beginning with the winter season (December). Plants are not necessarily in bloom for the entire month, and only some cultivars may bloom during any given month. To search for a specific plant, type [Ctrl]f (Windows) or [Command]f (Mac), followed by the genus.
  • To see individual species if only a genus or plant group is shown, click on the ‘+’ icon.
  • Each plant name is a link to an external reference.

Key

A solid bar is present if bloom was recorded during that month. Bar intensity is proportional to the number of species in bloom for that month. Only those species observed locally are included.

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Iris unguicularis winter iris
Leucojum aestivum summer snowflake
Galanthus nivalis snowdrop
Hermodactylus tuberosus widow iris
Hyacinthus orientalis Dutch hyacinth
Iberis sempervirens candytuft
Ipheion uniflorum spring starflower
Claytonia virginica spring beauty
Aethionema saxatile burnt candytuft
Aurinia saxatilis basket-of-gold
Jeffersonia diphylla twinleaf
Semiaquilegia adoxoides/ecalcarata false columbine
Symplocarpus foetidus skunk cabbage
Asarina procumbens trailing snapdragon
Mazus reptans
Mertensia virginica Virginia bluebells
Pulmonaria officinalis lungwort
Sanguinaria canadensis bloodroot
Shortia galacifolia Oconee bells
Zizia aurea golden Alexanders
Anemonella thalictroides windflower, rue anemone
Fragaria virginiana wild strawberry
Hyacinthoides hispanica Spanish bluebells
Orontium aquaticum golden club
Packera aurea golden ragwort
Polemonium reptans Jacob’s ladder
Puschkinia scilloides striped squill
Tiarella cordifolia foamflower
Zizia aurea golden Alexanders
Chrysogonum virginianum green & gold
Dicentra eximia bleeding heart
Hydrastis canadensis goldenseal
Camassia quamash small camas
Helonias bullata swamp pink
Pedicularis canadensis wood betony
Ruschia indurata
Bletilla striata ground orchid
Chamaelirium luteum fairy wand
Convallaria majaliss lily-of-the-valley
Escobaria vivipara spinystar cactus
×Heucherella
Lunaria annua silver dollar
Paeonia lactiflora peony
Ruta corsica rue
Callirhoe involucrata poppy-mallow
Phlomis fruticosa Jerusalem sage
Achillea yarrow
Symphytum officinale comfrey
Caulophyllum thalictroides blue cohosh
Rehmannia Chinese foxglove
Anchusa officinalis alkanet
Hypoxis hirsuta yellow star grass
Thymus praecox mother of thyme
Aponogeton distachyos water hawthorn
Arnica chamissonis meadow arnica
Chaptalia tomentosa wolly sunbonnet
Chimaphila maculata spotted wintergreen
Chloranthus japonicus
Erigeron vernus early whitetop fleabane
Gillenia trifoliata Bowman’s root
Incarvillea delavayi garden gloxinia
Ledebouria zebrina giant false scilla
Linum perenne perennial flax
Mitchella repens partridgeberry
Nolina georgiana Georgia beargrass
Phygelius ×rectus Cape fuchsia
Potentilla canadensis dwarf cinquefoil
Scabiosa pincushion flower
Sprekelia formosissima Aztec lily
Stellaria pubera Star chickweed
Thermopsis villosa Carolina bushpea
Valeriana officinalis valerian
Aletris farinosa colic root
Aruncus dioicus goat’s beard
Dionaea muscipula Venus fly trap
Lysimachia loomisii Carolina loosestrife
Pogonia ophioglossoides snake-mouth orchid
Saxifraga stolonifera strawberry begonia
Stenanthium densum Osceola’s plume, death camas
Actaea/Cimicifuga racemosa black cohosh
Calopogon tuberosus grass-pink
Mimosa microphylla Eastern sensitive-briar
Parthenium integrifolium wild quinine
Spigelia marilandica Indian pinkroot
Talinum calycinum fameflower
Brasenia schreberi water-shield
Liriope muscari clumping monkey-grass
Oenothera fruticosa narrowleaf evening-primrose, sundrop
Origanum ornamental oregano
Polygala lutea orange milkwort
Stokesia laevis Stokes’ aster
Begonia grandis hardy begonia
Cichorium intybus chicory
Elodea canadensis Canadian pondweed
Hosta hosta, plantain lily
Ionactis linariifolia stiff aster
Pontederia cordata pickerelweed
Verbascum chaixii nettle-leaved mullein
Teucrium cossonii Majorcan Teucrium
Tulbaghia violacea society garlic
Dahlia
Rohdea japonica sacred lily
Ammocharis coranic aKaroo Lily
Apocynum cannabinum Indian hemp
Daucus carota Queen Anne’s lace
Dicliptera suberecta hummingbird plant, firecracker plant
Dierama igneum wand flower, angel’s fishing rod
Dracunculus vulgaris voodoo lily
Dyschoriste linearis narrow-leaf snake herb
Epipactis giganteastream orchid
Eremurus stenophylla foxtail lily, desert candle
Leonurus cardiaca motherwort
Liparis liliifolia purple twayblade
Syneilesis aconitifolia shredded umbrella plant
Alstroemeria Peruvian lily
Cynara cardunculus globe artichoke
Ranunculus recurvatus hooked buttercup
Ruellia caroliniensis wild petunia
Sabatia kennedyana Plymouth rose-gentian
Saururus cernuus lizard’s tail
Chamaemelum nobile chamomile
Gloriosa superba ‘Rothschildiana’ gloriosa lily
Liatris spicata blazing star
Melanthium/Veratrum virginicum Virginia bunchflower
Platycodon grandiflorus balloon flower
Thalia dealbata powdery thalia
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver’s root
Cypella coelestis goblet flower
Eriocaulon pipewort
Foeniculum vulgare rubrum bronze fennel
Althaea officinalis marsh mallow
Arnoglossum atriplicifolium pale Indian plantain
Mimulus ringens Alleghany monkey flower
Tecoma stans yellow elder
Aureolaria virginica downy yellow false foxglove
Cicuta maculata spotted water-hemlock
Delphinium exaltatum tall larkspur
Galium odoratum sweet woodruff
Ligularia leopard plant, ragwort
Ludwigia alternifolia seedbox
Macbridea caroliniana Carolina Birds-in-a-nest
Mentha pulegium pennyroyal
Phryma leptostachya American lopseed
Xyris yellow-eyed grass
Zigadenus glaberrimus southern camas
Aralia racemosa American spikeknard
Chelonopsis yagiharana Japanese turtlehead
Desmodium nudiflorum naked-flowered tick trefoil
Heliopsis helianthoides oxeye sunflower
Kosteletzkya virginica seashore mallow
×Amarcrinum
Amaryllis belladonna belladonna lily
Caryopteris divaricata spreading bluebeard
Pityopsis graminifolia narrowleaf silkgrass, golden aster
Platanthera ciliaris yellow fringed orchid
Pluchea camphorata saltmarsh fleabane
Rhodophiala bifida oxblood lily
Smallanthus uvedalius hairy leafcup
Triadenum virginicum marsh St. Johnswort
Zingiber mioga Japanese ginger
Aconitum uncinatum Southern blue monkshood
Collinsonia canadensis horse balm
Curcuma petiolata hidden cone ginger
Doellingeria sericocarpoides southern white-top aster
Elephantopus tomentosus Devil’s grandmother
Carphephorus bellidifolius sandywoods chaffhead
Chlorophytum saundersiae weeping spider plant
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland golden-aster
Colchicum
Alocasia/Colocasia
Cunila origanioides American dittany
Nipponanthemum nipponicum Nippon daisy, Montauk daisy
Phytolacca americana pokeweed
Acis autumnalis autumn snowflake
Berlandiera pumila soft greeneyes
Echeandia texensis Texas craglily
Orostachys iwarenge dunce’s cap
Reineckea
Dendranthema chrysanthemum
Verbesina microptera giant wingstem
Sempervivum hen and chicks, houseleek
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Arbutus unedo strawberry tree
Nandina domestica heavenly bamboo
Aucuba japonica spotted laurel
Jasminum nudiflorum golden winter jasmine
Erica ×darleyensis heath
Loropetalum chinense Chinese fringe flower
Rosmarinus officinalis rosemary
Abeliophyllum distichum white forsythia
Croton alabamensis Alabama croton
Distylium hybrids winter-hazel
Sarcococca confusa sweetbox
Epigaea repens trailing arbutus
Parrotiopsis jacquemontiana false ironwood
Stachyurus praecox golden spike-tail
Staphylea trifolia bladdernut
Taxus baccata English yew
Chamaedaphne calyculata leatherleaf
Exochorda racemosa common pearlbush
Myrica (Morella) cerifera wax myrtle
Neviusia alabamensis Alabama snow wreath
Paeonia suffruticosa tree peony
Poncirus trifoliata contorted hardy orange
Aronia arbutifolia red chokeberry
Staphylea trifolia American bladdernut
Xanthorhiza simplicissima yellowroot
Kerria japonica Japanese rose
Kolkwitzia amabilis beauty bush
Leiophyllum buxifolium Sand myrtle
Daphniphyllum macropodum redneck rhododendron
Elaeagnus viridis silverberry, oleaster
Enkianthus perulatus
Fontanesia phillyreoides
Helwingia chinensis
Pittosporum parvilimbum narrowleaf pittosporum
Rhaphiolepis indica Indian hawthorn
Salix discolor pussy willow
Ungnadia speciosa Mexican buckeye
Physocarpus opulifolius ninebark
Symplocos tinctoria Horse-sugar
Zenobia pulverulenta dusty zenobia
Chrysactinia mexicana damianita
Styrax wilsonii
Alangium platanifolium
Callistemon ‘Woodlander’s Red’ hardy bottlebrush
Genista tinctoria dyer’s greenweed
×Pyracomeles vilmorinii
Rhapidophyllum hystrixneedle palm Robinia hispida
Santolina virens green lavender cotton
Agarista populifolia Florida hobblebush
Sambucus canadensis elderberry
Diervilla rivularis mountain bush-honeysuckle
Lithocarpus edulis Japanese tanbark oak
Clinopodium coccineum scarlet calamint, scarlet wild basil
Gardenia angusta/jasminoides gardenia
Punica granatum pomegranate
Leptodermis oblonga false lilac
Pyracantha coccinea scarlet firethorn
Adina rubella Chinese buttonbush
Dasylirion wheeleri desert spoon
Elsholtzia stauntonii Staunton’s mint-bush
Grewia biloba
Heimia salicifolia shrubby yellowcrest
Sabal minor dwarf palmetto
Thymus mastichina herb mastic
Aesculus parviflora bottlebrush buckeye
Cephalanthus occidentalis buttonbush
Cleyera japonica Japanese cleyera
Platycrater arguta
Rubus odoratus flowering raspberry
Cyrilla racemiflora swamp cyrilla, ti-ti
Lantana camara lantana ‘Miss Huff’
Leucophyllum frutescens Texas sage
Potentilla fruticosa shrubby cinquefoil
Anisacanthus wrightii flame acanthus, hummingbird bush
Campylotropis macrocarpa false bush-clover
Daboecia cantabrica Irish heath
Hedera helix English ivy, adult form
Baccharis angustifolia saltwater false-willow
Ceratostigma griffithii leadwort
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Parrotia persica Persian ironwood
×Sycoparrotia semidecidua hybrid fig-hazel
Pteroceltis tatarinowii blue sandalwood
Sycopsis sinensis evergreen ironwood
Fortunearia sinensis Fortune-hazel
Planera aquatica water-elm
Pseudocydonia sinensis Chinese-quince
Salix cinerea grey willow
Zelkova serrata Japanese zelkova
Cercidiphyllum japonicum katsura tree
Pyrus hybrid flowering pear
Asimina triloba pawpaw
Alniphyllum fortunei Fortune’s silverbell
Davidia involucrata dove tree
Juglans ailantifolia Japanese walnut
Sinojackia xylocarpa upright Chinese jacktree
Styphnolobium affine Eve’s necklace-pod
Gymnocladus dioica Kentucky coffeetree
Sophora davidii
Trachycarpus fortunei windmill palm
Pistacia chinensis pistachio
Catalpa speciosa northern catalpa
Melia azedarach Chinaberry
Nyssa sylvatica black gum, tupelo, sour gum
Premna microphylla Japanese neem tree
Pterostyrax psilophylla smooth-leaf epaulettetree
Rhamnella franguloides crow’s pillow
Castanea crenata Japanese chestnut
Pterocarya stenoptera Chinese wingnut
Gleditsia triacanthos f. inermis thornless honey locust
Koelreuteria paniculata goldenrain tree
Exbucklandia populnea Malayan aspen
Emmenopterys henryi Chinese emmenopterys
Poliothyrsis sinensis pearl-bloom tree
Gordonia lasianthus loblolly bay
Kalopanax septemlobus castor-aralia, haragiri
Chilopsis linearis desert willow
Ficus carica common fig
Franklinia alatamaha Franklin tree
Ulmus parvifolia lacebark elm
Camptotheca acuminata happiness tree
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