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Much of the bloom-time information was determined from:

Wild Flowers of North Carolina by William S. Justice & C. Ritchie Bell (Available from The Compleat Naturalist), Bloom Times for Wildflowers in the Southern Appalacians (NC Natural Site), and the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, plus my own observations.



Dandelion Taraxacum offincinale (into November)
Skunk Cabbage Symplocarpus foetidas (into March)


Birdfoot Violet Viola pedata (into May)
Blue-Eyed Grass Sisyrinchium augustifolium (into June)
Buttercups Ranunculus hispidis
Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis (into April)
Columbine Aquilegia canadensis (into May, but 'til frost at higher locations.)
Dogwood Cornus florida (into April)
Dutchman's Breeches Dicentra circullaria (into April)
Dwarf Iris Iris verna (into April)
Halberd Leaved Yellow violet (into May)
Jack In The Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum (into June)
Larkspur Delphinium tricorne (into April)
Oconee Bells Shortia galicifolia (into April)
Pinxter Rhododendron nudiflorum (into May)
Red Bud Cercis canadensis (into April)
Spring Beauty Claytonia caroliniana
Sweet Shrub Calycanthus floridus (into June)
Toothwort Dentaria laciniata (into May)
Trout Lily Erythromium americanum
Wild Strawberry Fraginaria virginiana (into June)
Windflower Thalictrum thalictroides
Yellow Star-Grass Hypoxis hirsuta (into June)


Bellwort Uvalaria grandiflora
Blackberry Rubus argustus (into May)
Blazing Star Chamaelirium luteum (into June)
Bleeding Heart Dicentra exima (into June)
Blue Cohosh Caulophyllum thalictroides (into May)
Blue Star Amsonia tabernaemontana
Catesby's Trillium Trillium catesbaei (into May)
Crested Dwarf Iris Iris cristata (into May)
False Solomon's Seal Smilacina racemosa ('til June)
Fire Pink Silene virginica (into July)
Foam Flower Tiarella cordifolia (into June)
Fringed Phacelia Phacelia fimbriata (into May)
Giant Chickweed Stellaria pubera (into June)
Golden Ragwort Senecio aureus (into June)
Heal All Prunella vulgaris (till frost)
Indian Cucumber Root Medeola virginiana
Indian Paintbrush Castilleja coccinea (into May)
Large Flowered Trillium Trillium grandiflorum (into May)
Leucothue Luecothue spp. (into June)
Lily of the Valley Convallaria montana (into May)
Lyre Leaved Sage Salvia lyrata (into May)
Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum (into May)
Nodding Mandarin Disporum maculatum (into May)
Nodding Trillium Trillium cernuum (into May)
Painted Trillium Trillium undulatum (into May)
Pink Ladyslipper Cyprepedium acaule (into June)
Pink Wood Sorrel Oxalis violacea (into July)
Phacelia Phacelia bipinnatifida (into May)
Redbud Tree Cercia canadensis (into May)
Robins-Plantain Erigeron pulchellus (into June)
Shooting Star Dodecatheon meadia (into May)
Showy Orchid Orchis spectablis (into May)
Solomon's Seal Polygonatum biflorum (into June at higher elevations)
Squaw Root Conopholus americana (into June)
Squirrel Corn Dicentra canadensis (into May)
Twisted Stalk Streptopus roseus ('til June)
Umbrella Leaf Diphylleia cymosa (into June)
Wild Ginger Asaram canadense (into May)
Wake Robin Trillium erectum (into May)
Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum (into June)
Yellow Ladyslipper Cyprepedium calceaolus var. pubescens (into June)


Allegheny Blackberry Rubus alleghensis (into June)
Arrow Arum Peltandra virginica (into June)
Blue Beard Lily
Clintonia umbellulata (into June)
Bluets Houstonia spp (into August)
Bowman's Root Gillenia trifoliata (into July)
Butterfly Weed Asclepius tuberosa (into Aug.)
Catawba Rhododendron Rhododendron catawbiense (into June)
Clinton's Lily Clintonia borealis (into June)
False Lily of the Valley Maianthemum canadense (into June)
Flame Azalea Rhododendron calendulaceum (into June)
Fly Poison Amianthium muscaetoxicum (into July)
Galax Galax aphylla (into July)
Goats Beard Aruncas dioicus (into June)
Heart Leaf, Ginger Hexastylus shuttleworthi (into July)
Houstonia Houstonia purpurea (into July)
Meadow Rue Thalictrum revolutum (into July)
Mountain Laurel Kalmia latifolia (into June)
Mountain Lettuce Saxifraga micranthidifolia (into June)
Phlox Phlox carolina (into August at high elevations)
Poke Phytolacca americana
Queen Anne's Lace Daucus carota (into Sept.)
Sourgrass Oxalis europea (into September)
Sweet Shrub Calycanthus floridus (into june)
Sundrops Oenothera tetragorna (into Aug.)
Variagated Milkweed Asclepius variagata (into June)
Wild Hydrangea Hydrangia arborescens (into July)
Whorled Loostrife Lysimachea quadrifolia (into Aug.)
Wood Betony Pedicularis canadensis (into July)


Beard Tongue Penstemon spp (into July)
Black Cohosh Cimicifuga racemosa (into July)
Brook Saxifrgae Boykinia aconitifolia (into July)
Bull Thistle Carduus lanceolatus (till frost)
Bush Honeysuckle Diervilla sessifolia (into August)
Carolina Lily Lilium michauxii (into August)
Coreopsis Coreopsis pubescens (into August)
False Hellebore Veratrum viride (into August)
Fleabane Erigeron strigosis (until july)
Flowering Raspberry Rubus odoratus (into Aug.)
Hypericum Hypericum spp (into August)
Indian Pipe Monotropa uniflora (into Oct.)
Mountain Ash Sorbus americana (into July)
Mountain Lettuce Saxifraga micranthidifolia (into June)
Mullein Verbascum thapsus (into September)
Rattlesnake Plantain Goodyear pubescens (into August)
Rosebay Rhododendron maximum (into July)
Saxifrage Saxifraga michauxi (into Aug.)
Sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum (into July)
Spiderwort Tradescantia subaspera (into July)
Tall Meadow Rue Thalictrum polygamum (until July)
Turk's Cap Lily Lilium superbum (into August)
Wintergreen Gaultheria procumbens (into August)
Wild Bergamont Monarda fistulosa (into September)


BeeBalm Monarda spp. (into August)
Bellflower Campanula americana (into September)
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta
Common Milkweed Asclepius syriaca (into August)
Flowering Spurge Euphorbia corollata (into October)
Impatiens capensis (into Sept.)
Pale Jewel Weed Impatiens pallida (into Sept.)
Starry Campion Silene stellata (into Sept.)
St. John's Wort Hypericum prolificum (into Aug.)
Tall Coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata (into August)
Turtlehead Chelone cuthbertii (into September)
White Snakeroot Eupatorium rugosum (into October)


Angelica Angelica triquinata (into September)
Blazing Star Liatris spicata (into September)
Campion Silene ovata (into Sept.)
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis
Dodder Coscuta spp. (into Sept.)
Ironweed Venonia noveboracensis (into September)
Joe-Pye Weed Eupatorium purpureum (into September)
Obedient Plant Dracocephalum virginianum (into September)
Rabbit Tobacco Gnaphalium obtusifolium (into October)
Sneezeweed Helenium autumnale (into September)
Virgin's Bower Clematis virginiana


Aster Aster spp
Goldenrod Solidago spp
Sampson's Snakeroot Gentiana villosa (into Oct.)
Soapwort Gentian Gentiana saponaria (into Oct.)
Stiff Gentian Gentiana quinquefolia (into Oct.)
Witch Hazel Hamamelis virginiana (into December)