Wildflower Spotter’s List

Our town has a municipal forest with a wide variety of wildflowers and plants for almost every season of the year.  We are on a quest to find as many of them as possible.

 

APRIL

  • Skunk cabbage
  • Coltsfoot
  • Harbinger of spring
  • Spring beauty
  • Lesser celandine
  • Bloodroot
  • Purple cress
  • Rue anemone
  • Sweet White Violet
  • Periwinkle
  • Dead Nettle
  • Siberian squill
  • Pachysandra
  • Bluets
  • Fly honeysuckle
  • Daffodils
  • Spicebush
  • Red maple
  • Cut-leaved toothwort
  • Yellow violet
  • Trout Lily
  • Dutchman’s breeches
  • Squirrel corn
  • Early saxifrage
  • Lyreleaved rock cress
  • Bitter cress
  • Chickweeds
  • Dandelion
  • Shad bush
  • Hepatica
  • Sessile trillium (Toadshale)
  • Pussy willow
  • Grape hyacinth

MAY

  • Spring cress
  • White trillium
  • Wake robin (red trillium)
  • WoodlandFalse Solomon’s Seal
  • Forget-me-nots
  • Red elder
  • Garlic mustard
  • Waterleaf
  • Golden alexanders
  • Meadow parsnip
  • Bedstraw
  • May apple
  • Solomon’s seal
  • Daisy fleabane
  • Celadine
  • Nightshade
  • Yellow Iris
  • Foamflower
  • Miterwort
  • Jack-in-the-Pulpit
  • Tulip poplar
  • Sedum
  • Black snakeroot
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Wood strawberry
  • Wild ginger
  • Horsetail
  • Ground Pine
  • Halber-leaved yellow violet
  • Dwarf ginseng
  • Canada Mayflower
  • Crabapple
  • Wild cherry
  • Arrowwood
  • Black currant
  • Globeflower
  • Wood Betony

JUNE

  • Sweet cicely
  • Sorrel
  • Dog Rose
  • Japanese Honeysuckle
  • Watercress
  • Privet
  • Black medick
  • Least hop-clover
  • Canada anemone
  • Wood Sorrel
  • Blue-eyed Grass
  • Honewort
  • Common Milkweed
  • Asiatic Dayflower
  • White avens
  • Yarrow
  • Cow parsnip
  • Hawkweed
  • Moneywort
  • Summer phlox
  • Pokeweed
  • Nipplewort
  • Ramps (wild leeks)
  • Jewelweed
  • Pale touch-me-not
  • Rhododendron
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Pyrola
  • Indian Strawberry
  • Partridgeberry

JULY

  • Meadowrue
  • Black-eyed Susan
  • Common mullein
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Chocory
  • Fringed Loosestrife
  • Dogbane
  • Enchanter’s Nightshade
  • Poison Ivy
  • Healall
  • Bindweed
  • Wild Lettuce
  • Evening primrose
  • Joepyeweed
  • Iron Weed
  • Sunflowers
  • Boneset
  • Canada goldenrod
  • Bergamot
  • Beebalm
  • Stinging nettle
  • Cattails
  • Black cohosh
  • Angelica
  • Virgin’s Bower (clematis)
  • Bouncing Bet
  • Wild Onion
  • Flowering Spurge
  • Cardinal Flower
  • Yellow Goatsbeard
  • Sow Thistle
  • Swamp Milkweed
  • Blue Vervain
  • Dodder
  • Vetch
  • Elder
  • Rattlesnake Root (white lettuce)
  • Motherwort
  • Wild Bean
  • Purple Loosestrife
  • Wild Mint

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

 

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