Month Botanical Name
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Common Name
April 2017 Chelidonium majus Celandine, Greater Celandine
March 2017 Symphyotrichum laeve Smooth Aster
February 2017 Solidago caesia var. caesia Wreath Goldenrod,
Blue Stem Goldenrod
January 2017 Oxalis violacea Violet Wood Sorrel
December 2016 Rorippa amphibia Great Yellow Cress
November 2016 Humulus lupulus Hops
October 2016 Acalypha rhomboidea Three-seeded Mercury
September 2016 Pluchea odorata Salt Marsh Fleabane, Camphorweed
August 2016 Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium Sweet Everlasting, Cudweed
July 2016 Decodon verticillatus Water Willow, Swamp Loosestrife
June 2016 Spergularia-rubra Pink (Red) Sand-spurrey
May 2016 Hedyotis caerulea Bluets
April 2016 Rhexia virginica Meadow Beauty, Deergrass
March 2016 Echium-vulgare Viper’s Bugloss
February 2016 Hypopitys languinosa Hairy Pinesap
January 2016 Drosera intermedia Spatulate-leaved Sundew
December 2015 Isotria verticillata Large Whorled Pogonia
November 2015 Medicago sativa Alfalfa
October 2015 Robinia hispida var. hispida Bristly Locust, Rose Acacia
September 2015 Gratiola aurea Golden Hedge Hyssop, Golden Pert
August 2015 Hudsonia ericoides Golden Heather
July 2015 Rhodendron canadense Rhodora
June 2015 Comandra umbellata ssp. umbellata Bastard Toadflax
May 2015 Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot
April 2015 Triosteum aurantiacum var. aurantiacum Orange Horse Gentian, Wild Coffee
March 2015 Ranunculus sceleratus var. sceleratus Cursed Crowfoot
February 2015 Hackelia viginiana Virginia Stickseed, Beggars Lice
January 2015 Vernonia noveboracensis New York Ironweed
December 2014 Diphasiastrum digitatum Creeping Jenny,
Southern Ground- cedar,
Dead-man’s-fingers
November 2014 Lachnanthes caroliniana Redroot
October 2014 Chelone glabra Turtlehead
September 2014 Lapsana communis Nipplewort
August 2014 Mitchella repens Partridge-berry
July 2014 Lilium philadelphicum Wood Lily
June 2014 Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum False Solomon’s Seal,
Wild Spikenard 
May 2014 Panax trifolius Dwarf Ginseng 
April 2014 Pyrola americana Round-leaved Shinleaf  
March 2014 Chimaphila maculata Spotted Pipsissewa, Wintergreen 
February 2014 Gaultheria procumbens Checkerberry, Wintergreen, Teaberry 
January 2014 Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern
December 2013 Ilex opaca American Holly
November 2013 Solidago puberula Downy Goldenrod
October 2013 Mikania scandens Climbing Hempweed 
September 2013 Trichostema dichotomum Blue Curls
August 2013 Potentilla canadensis Dwarf Cinquefoil or
Running Field Cinquefoil
July 2013 Fragaria virginiana Strawberry
June 2013 Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Bearberry
May 2013 Capnoides sempervirens Corydalis or Rock Harlequin
April 2013 Viola labradorica American Dog Violet
March 2013 Erythronium americanum Trout-Lily or Dogtooth Violet
February 2013 Caltha palustris Marsh Marigold
January 2013 Diodia teres Buttonweed
December 2012 Asclepias amplexicaulis Blunt-leaved or Clasping
Milkweed
November 2012 Corallorhiza odontorhiza Autumn Coral Root Orchid
October 2012 Strophostyles helvola Annual Wooly Bean or
Annual Pink Wild Bean
September 2012 Symphyotrichum tenuifolium Salt Marsh Aster
August 2012 Equisetum arvense Field Horsetail
July 2012 Samolus valerandi ssp. parviflorus Water Pimpernel or Brookweed
June 2012 Micranthes pensylvanica Swamp Saxifrage
May 2012 Viola rotundifolia Round-leaved Yellow Violet
April 2012 Draba verna Whitlow Grass
March 2012 Pityopsis falcataSickle-leaved Golden Aster
February 2012 Nuttallanthus canadensisBlue Toadflax
January 2012 Limosella australis Atlantic Mudwort
December 2011 Penthorum sedoidesDitch-stonecrop
November 2011 Amelanchier spicata Dwarf Shadbush
October 2011 Lysimachia terrestris Swamp Candles or
Bulbil Loosestrife
September 2011 Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
August 2011 Cirsium horridulum Yellow Thistle
July 2011 Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip Tree or Yellow Poplar
June 2011 Asplenium trichomanes Maidenhair Spleenwort
May 2011 Chamaedaphne calyculata Leather-leaf or Cassandra
April 2011 Anagallis arvensis Poor Man’s Weather Glass or Scarlet Pimpernel
March 2011 Campanula aparinoides Marsh Bellflower
February 2011 Pontederia cordata Pickerelweed
January 2011 Alnus incana ssp. rugosa Speckled Alder
December 2010 Euonymous atropurpureus Eastern Wahoo
November 2010 Hamamelis virginiana Witch Hazel
October 2010 Diervilla lonicera Bush Honeysuckle
September 2010 Cirsium muticum Swamp Thistle
August 2010 Stachys hyssopifolia Hyssop Hedge-nettle
July 2010 Corallorhiza maculata Spotted Coralroot
June 2010 Trientalis borealis Starflower
May 2010 Aquilegia canadensis Wild Columbine
April 2010 Anemone americana Hepatica
March 2010 Lychnis flos-cuculi Ragged Robin
February 2010 Chamaecrista fasciculata Partridge Pea
January 2010 Geranium carolinianum Carolina Cranesbill
December 2009 Ilex verticillata Winterberry
November 2009 Vaccinium macrocarpon Cranberry
October 2009 Echinocystis lobata Wild Cucumber
September 2009 Apios americana Groundnut
August 2009 Chimaphila umbellata Pipsissewa
July 2009 Geum laciniatum Rough or Floodplain Avens
June 2009 Silene antirrhina Sleepy Silene
May 2009 Saxifraga virginiensis Early Saxifrage
April 2009 Thalictrum thalictroides Rue Anemone
March 2009 Polygala paucifolia Fringed Polygala; Gaywings
February 2009 Orabanche uniflora One-flowered Cancer-root
January 2009 Coptis trifolia Goldthread
December 2008 Coreopsis rosea Rose Coreopsis
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