Bolin Creek Wildflowers

These wildflowers are organized into a “calendar” by when they are most often seen. That way, when you see a wildflower when you are out on a walk, you can easily identify it based on what time of the year it is. Most photos are by Dave Otto. Spotted Wintergreen, Beggar’s Ticks, Narrow-leafed Mountain Mint, Moth Mullein, Downy False Foxglove, Elephant’s-foot, Ironweed, and Prairie Golden Aster are by Hannah Noah.

A red dot indicates invasive exotics

March 1-10

Trout Lily

Hepatica
Sanguinaria Canadensis

Speedwell/Veronica
Veronica persica

Spring Beauty

Bluets
Houstonia caerulea

Star Chickweed
Stellaria puberia
March 11-17

Toothwort
Dentaria heterophylla

Hairy Wood Rush

Violet
Viola sororia

Carolina Cranesbill
Geranium carolinianum
 
 
March 18-24

Bloodroot
Sanguinaria Canadensis

Pennywort
Obolaria virginica

Foam Flower

Blackhaw
Viburnum prunefolium

Wild Ginger
Hexastylis arifolia

Green-and-gold
Chrysogonum virginianum
March 25-31

Redbud/Judas Tree
Cercis Canadensis

Spice bush
Lindera benzoin

Yellow Buckeye
Aesculus octandra

Wild Strawberry
Fragaria virginiana

Flowering Dogwood
Cornus florida
 
April 1-7

Wild Azalea
Rhododendron periclymenoides

Dwarf-drested Iris
Iris cristata

Blue-eyed Grass
Sisyrinchium angustifolium

Blue Star
Amsonia tabernaemontana

Catesby Trillium
Trillium catesbaei

Jack-in-the-pulpit
Arisaema triphyllum
April 7-14

Mayapple/Mandrake
Podophyllum peltatum

Wood Rush
Lazula multiflora

Creeping Charlie/Ivy
Glechoma hederacea

Speedwell/Veronica
Veronica persica

Foamflower
Tiarella cordifolia

Golden Alexander
Zizia aurea

Catesby Trillium
Trillium catesbaei

Coral Honeysuckle
Lonicera sempervirens

Small-leaf Buttercup
Ranunculus abortivus

Pussy-toes/Everlasting
Antennaria solitaria

Corn Salad
Vallerianella radiata

Bitter Cress
Cardamine parviflora
April 15-30

Star of Bethlehem
Ornithogalum umbilatum

Yellow Wood Sorrel
Oxalis stricta

Violet Wood Sorrel
Oxalis violacia

Dwarf Dandelion
Krigia virginca

Swamp Dewberry
Rubus hispidus

Lyre-leafed sage
Salvia lyrata

Goats Rue
Tephrosia virginiana

Fringe Tree
Chionanthus virginicus

Blue Star
Ansonia tabernaemontana

Wild Geranium
Geranium maculatum

Atamasco Lily
Zephyranthes atamasco

Henbit
Lamium amplexicaule

Arrow-wood
Viburnum dentaum

Russian Olive
Elaeagnus angustifolia

Mouse-Ear Chickweed
Cerastium Fontana

Spiny-leafed cow-thistle
Sonchus asper

Fairywand
Chamaelirium luteum

Five Fingers
Potentilla canadensis

Blue Phlox
Phlox divaricata

Buttercup
Ranunculus bulbosus

Solomon Seal
Polygonatum biflorum

Houstonia
Houstonia purpurea

Maple-Leafed Viburnum
Vibernum acerifolium

Coreopsis
Coreopsis pubescens

Multiflora Rose
Rosa multiflora
May 1-7

Yellow Stargrass
Hypoxis hirsutu

Deerberry/Gooseberry
Vaccineum stamineum

Venus Looking Glass
Triodanus perfoliata

Tulip Tree
Liriodendron tuilipfera

Hearts-a-bustin
Euonymus americanus

Beard Tongue
Penstemon laevigatus

Sundrops
Oenothera fruticosa

Daisy Fleabane
Erigeron annuus

Ox-eye Daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare

Yellow Thistle
Cirsium horridulum
May 8-18

Fire Pink
Silene virginica

Wild Onion
Allium canadense

Virginia Willow
Itea virginica

Climbing Milkweed
Matelea carolinensis

Flypoison
Amianthium muscaetoxicum

Japanese Honeysuckle
Lonicera japonica

Spiderwort
Tradescantia subaspera

Peppergrass
Lepidium virginicum

Yellow Sweet Clover
Melilotus officinalis
May 18-27

Partridge Berry
Mitchella repens

Horse Nettle
Solanum carolinense

Skullcap
Scutellaria ellipticus

Deptford Pink
Dianthus armeria

Fringed Loosestrife
Lysimachia ciliata

Wild Petunia
Polygala curtissii

Red Clover
Trifolium pratense

White Clover
Trifolium rapens

Curly Dock
Rumex crispex

Honeywort
Cryptotaenia canadensis

White Milkweed
Asclepias variegata

Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis

Virginia Rose
Rosa virginiana

Queen Annes Lace
Daucus carota
May 27-June 9

Black Cohosh
Actaea racemosa

Butterfly Pea
Clitoria mariana

Butterfly Weed
Asclepias tuberosa

Dogbane
Apocynum androaemifoleum

Eastern Bottlebrush Grass
Elymus hystrix

Dyschoriste
Dyschoriste obligifolia

Lizards Tail
Saururus cernuus

Passion Flower
Elymus hystrix

Red Osier
Dyschoriste obligifolia

Spiked Lobelia
Lobelia spicata

Spotted Wintergreen
Chimaphila maculata

St Johns Wort
Hypericum perforatum

Velvet Grass
Holcus lanatus

White Sweet Clover
Melilotus alba

Umbrella Grass
Fuirena pumila
June 10-24

Bull Thistle
Cirsium vulgare

Beggars Ticks
Desmodium nudiflorum

Button Bush
Cephalanthus occidentalis

Fingergrass
Eustachys petraea

Fringed Sedge
Carex crinita

Gamma Grass
Tripsacum dactyloides

Goats Beard
Aruncus dioicus

Morning Glory
Ipomoea purpurea

Narrow-Leafed Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Nut-rush
Schleria triglomerata

Pencil-flower
Stylosanthes biflora

Thimbleweed
Anemone virginiana

Trumpet Creeper
Campsis radicans

Climbing Milk-pea
Galactia volubilis

Water Hemlock
Cicuta maculata

White Avens
Geum canadense

Wild Garlic
Allium vineale

Wild Ryegrass
Elymus virginicus

Woodland Sunflower
Helianthus strumosus
June 25-July 9

Barnyard Grass
Echinochloa crusgalli

Common Mullein
Verbascum thapsus

Chinese Bush-clover
Lespedeza cuneata

Downy False Foxglove
Aureolaria virginica

Hoary Mountain Mint
Pycnanthemum incanum

Indian Tobacco
Lobelia inflata

Moth Mullein
Verbascum blattaria

Pokeweed
Phytolacca americana

Purple Beauty Berry
Calicarpa dichotoma

Sourwood
Oxydendrum arboreum

Spotted St Johns Wort
Hypericum punctatum

Tall Verbena
Verbena bonariensis

Tree of Heaven
Ailanthus altissima

Virginia Buttonweed
Diodia virginiana

Heal-all
Prunella vulgaris

Maryland Meadow Beauty
Rhexia mariana
July 10-23

Compass Plant
Silphium laciniatum

False Nettle
Boehmeria cylindrica

Horseweed
Conyza canadensis

Elephants-foot
Elephantopus tomentosus

Ironweed
Veronia noveboracensis

Ladys Thumb
Polygonum persicaria

Monkey Flower
Mimulus ringens

Mouse Flower
Commelina communis

Prairie Mimosa
Desmanthus illinoensis

Rose-pink
Sabatia angularis

Rough-stemmed Goldenrod
Solidago rugosa

St Andrews Cross
Hypericum hypericoides

Water-pepper
Polygonum hydropiperoides
July 24-August 5

Beggars Ticks
Desmodium canescens

Boneset
Eupatorium perfoliatum

Ditch Stonecrop
Penthorum sedoides

Galactia
Galactia elliotti

Jewelweed
Impatiens capensis

Jimsonweed
Datura stramonium

Partridge Pea
Chamaecrista fasciculata

Slender Bush Clover
Lespedeza virginica

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed
Eupatorium Maculatum

Sweet Everlasting
Gnaphalium obtusifolium

Wild-bean
Strophostyles umbellata

Winged Sumac
Rhus copallina
August 6-22

Cardinal Flower
Lobelia cardinalis

Climbing Boneset
Mikania scandens

Crown-beard
Verbesina occidentalis

Nodding Onion
Allium cernuum

Seedbox
Ludwigia alternifolia

Shrubby Lespedeza
Lespedeza bicolor

White Wood Aster
Eurybia divaricata

Small-flowered Agrimony
Agrimonia parviflora

Yellow Nutsedge
Cyperus esculentus
August 22-September 3

Bushy Aster
Aster dumosus

Common Ragweed
Ambrosia artemisiifolia

Dwarf St Johns Wort
Hypericum mutilum

Green-headed Coneflower
Rudbeckia lacinata

Jumpseed
Polygonum virginianum

Knotweed Bristlegrass
Setaria parviflora

Prairie Golden Aster
Heterotheca camporum

Redstar
Ipomoea coccinea

Water Horehound
Lycopus americanus

White Vervain
Verbena urticifolia

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