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Spring Wildflowers of the Pohick Stream Valley



Hidden Pond Nature Center
[ 8511 Greeley Blvd. Springfield, Virginia 22152 ]   [ 703-451-9588 ]


Virginia Blue Bells

A list compiled by Clara Ailes
Naturalist, Hidden Pond Nature Center

We have listed wildflowers that bloom February through May in:
Forests (F), Wetlands (W), and disturbed areas, roadsides and meadows (M).
The flowers are listed in order according to the approximate time of first bloom.

The primary purpose of this listing is to encourage investigation rather than to give information. Therefore, if mistakes are found, the objective will have been accomplished and the writers will be gratified. We welcome additions and corrections.


 

COMMON NAME

SCIENTIFIC NAME

HABITAT

FEB
WEEK

MARCH
WEEK

APRIL
WEEK

MAY
WEEK

      1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Skunk Cabbage Symplocarpus foetidus W X X X X X X X X                
Pennsylvania Bittercress Cardamine pensylvanica M     X X X X X X X X X X        
Common Chickweed Stellaria media M       X X X X X X X X X X X X X
Purple Dead-nettle Laminum purpureum M       X X X X X X X X X X X    
Henbit Laminum amplexicaule M             X X X X X X        
Spring-beauty Claytonia virginica F             X X X X X X X X X  
Periwinkle (Myrtle) Vinca minor F             X X X X X X        
Cut-leaved Toothwort Dentaria laciniata F               X X X X          
Gill-over-the-ground Glechoma hederacea F               X X X X X X X X X
Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis F               X X X            
Trout-lily Erythronium americanum F               X X X X          
Round-lobed Hepatica Hepatica americana F                 X X            
Common Dandelion Taraxacum officinale M                 X X X X X X X X
Common Blue Violet Viola papilionacea M                 X X X X X X    
Confederate Violet Viola papilionacea M                 X X X X        
Early Saxifrage Saxifraga virginiensis F                 X X X          
Virginia Bluebell Mertensia virginica F                 X X X X        
Large-leaved White Violet Viola incognita M                 X X X X        
Star Chickweed Stellaria pubera F                 X X X X X X    
Shephard’s Purse Capsella bursa-pastoris M                 X X X X X X    
Dwarf Ginseng Panax trifolius F                 X X X X        
Bluets Houstonia caerulea M                   X X X X X X X
Yellow Corydalis Corydalis flavula F                   X X X X      
Rue-anemone Anemonella thalictroides F                   X X X        
Wood Anemone Anemone quinquefolia F                   X X          
Field Pansy Viola kitaibelliana M                   X X X        
Kidneyleaf Buttercup Ranunculus abortivus F                   X X X X X X  
Indian Strawberry Duchesnea indica M                   X X X X X X X
Common Cinquefoil Potentilla simplex M                   X X X X X X X
Corn Speedwell Veronica arvensis M                   X X X X X X X
Wild Ginger Asarum canadense F                   X X X X X X X
Smooth Yellow Violet Viola pensylvanica F                   X X X        
Field Pussytoes Antennaria neglecta M                   X X X X      
Winter Cress Barbarea vulgaris M                   X X X X X X  
Thyme-leaved Speedwell Veronica serpyllifolia M                   X X X X X X  
Garlic Mustard Alliaria officinalis F                   X X X X X X  
Bugle Ajuga reptans F                   X X X X X    
Mouse-ear Chickweed Cerastium vulgatum M                   X X X X X X X
Common Buttercup Ranunculus acris M                     X X X X X X
Field Pennycress Thlaspi arvense M                     X X X X X X
Sweet Cicely Osmorhiza claytoni F                       X X X    
Jack-in-the-pulpit Arisaema atrorubens F                       X X X X  
Golden Ragwort Senecio aureus F                       X X X X X
Downy Yellow Violet Viola pubescens F                       X X      
Bird’s-eye Speedwell Veronica chamaedrys M                       X X X    
May-apple Podophyllum peltatum F                       X X X    
Wild Geranium Geranium maculatum F                       X X X    
Showy Orchis Orchis spectabilis F                         X X    
Pink Lady’s-slipper Cypripedium acaule F                         X X X  
Spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana F                         X X X X
Hooked Buttercup Ranunculus recurvatus F                         X X X  
Cleavers Galium aparine F                         X X    
Virginia Waterleaf Hydrophyllum virginianum F                         X X X  
Corn-salad Valerianella olitoria M                         X X X  
Rough Bedstraw Galium asprellum F                         X X    
Spring Vetch Vicia sativa M                         X X X X
Spring Cress Cardamine bulbosa F                         X X X  
Yellow Wood-sorrel Oxalis stricta M                           X X X
Carrion Flower Smilax herbacea F                           X    
False Solomon’s-seal Smilacina racemosa F                           X X X
Indian Cucumber-root Medeola virginiana F                           X X X
Solomon’s-seal Polygonatum biflorum F                           X X  
One-flowered Cancer-root Orobanche uniflora F                           X X  
White Clover Trifolium repens M                           X X X
Small Bugloss Lycopsis arvensis F                           X    
Rattlesnake-weed Hieracium venosum M                           X X X
Carolina Cranesbill Geranium carolinianum M                           X X X
Red Clover Trifolium pratense M                           X X X
Sheep Sorrel Rumex acetosella M                           X X X
Potato Dandelion Krigia dandelion F                           X X X
Lyre-leaved Sage Salvia lyrata F                           X X X
English Plantain Plantago lanceolata M                           X X X
Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum M                           X X X
Smaller Hop Clover Trifolium procumbens M                           X X X
Poor-mans’s- pepper Lepidium virginicum M                           X X X
Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium montanum M                           X X X
Ox-eye Daisy Chrysanthemum leucanthemum M                           X X X
Crown-vetch Coronilla varia M                             X X
Large Houstonia Houstonia purpurea F                             X X
Black Medick Medicago lupulina M                             X X
Balsam Ragwort Senecio pauperculus M                             X X
Daisy Fleabane Erigeron annuus M                             X X
Puttyroot Aplectrum hyemale F                             X  
Partridgeberry Mitchella repens F                               X
Long-bristled Smartweed Polygonum cespitosum M                               X
Feverfew Chrysanthemum parthenium M                               ?


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