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Herbaceous Flowering Plants of Radnor Lake by Blooming Date

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Page numbers refer to Carman, Jack B. 2001. Wildflowers of Tennessee.
Click here for a fairly comprehensive list and images of common middle Tennessee plants.

Revised May 2006    Open a comparison window


ThumbnailScientific NameCommon NameFamily NamePage Number in GuideStart BloomStop BloomOriginSynonyms
Lamium amplexicaulehenbitLamiaceae2202.411Eu,As
Potentilla canadensisdwarf cinquefoilRosaceae11935Ndwarf cinquefoil
Cardamine concatenata cutleaf toothwortBrassicaceae 883.2 5NDentaria laciniata
Cardamine douglassiilimestone bittercressBrassicaceae873.25.3Npurple cress
Saxifraga virginiensisearly saxifrageSaxifragaceae1143.25.1N
Stellaria mediacommon chickweedCaryophyllaceae593.24.4Eu*
Capsella bursa-pastorisshepherd's purseBrassicaceae863.311Eu
Claytonia virginicaspring beautyPortulacaceae533.35.2N
Dicentra cucullariadutchman's breechesFumariaceae493.34N
Duchesnea indicaIndian strawberryRosaceae1163.310As
Trillium cuneatumtoadshade trilliumLiliaceae3723.35N
Trillium sessilesessile trilliumLiliaceae3753.34.4N
Vinca minorcommon periwinkleApocynaceae1893.35.4Euvinca,periwinkle, myrtle
Antennaria plantaginifoliaplantain leaf pussytoesAsteraceae2733.45.3Nwoman's tobacco
Corydalis flavulayellow corydalisFumariaceae483.44.4N
Delphinium tricornedwarf larkspurRanunculaceae373.45.2N
Erythronium americanumtrout lilyLiliaceae3593.44.4Ndogtooth violet
Glechoma hederaceaground ivyLamiaceae2203.45.4Eu,As
Houstonia caeruleaazure bluetRubiaceae2623.45N
Houstonia pusillaleast bluetRubiaceae2623.44NHedyotis crassifolia,tiny bluet,Houstonia patens
Lamium purpureumred dead nettleLamiaceae2213.45.1Eu,As
Mertensia virginicaVirginia bluebellsBoraginaceae2133.45.1N
Ranunculus bulbosusbulbosus buttercupRanunculaceae413.46Eu
Sanguinaria canadensisbloodrootPapaveraceae473.44.2N
Stylophorum diphyllumcelandine poppyPapaveraceae473.45.2N
Buglossoides arvensiscorn gromwellBoraginaceae21247Eu,AsLithospermum arvense
Cerastium vulgatummouse-eared chickweedCaryophyllaceae0411Eu,As
Krigia virginicaVirginia dwarf dandelionAsteraceae31046N
Myosotis macrospermaforget me notBoraginaceae045N
Trillium luteumyellow wakerobinLiliaceae37445Nyellow trillium
Veronica serpyllifoliathyme leaved speedwellScrophulariaceae047Eu
Viola hastatahalberdleaf yellow violetViolaceae7545N
Arabis laevigatasmooth rock cressBrassicaceae844.15.1Nsickle-pod mustard
Nothoscordum bivalvefalse garlicLiliaceae3654.15.2N
Oxalis violaceaviolet woodsorrelOxalidaceae1704.16N
Stellaria puberagiant chickweedCaryophyllaceae594.15.3Nstar chickweed
Actaea pachypodawhite baneberryRanunculaceae324.25.3Ndoll's eyes, Actaea alba
Aquilegia canadensisred columbineRanunculaceae334.26.3N
Arisaema triphyllumjack in the pulpitAraceae3384.25N
Asarum canadensewild gingerAristolochiaceae284.26.1N
Cammassia scilloideswild hyacinthLiliaceae3554.24.4N*
Conopholis americanussquawrootOrobanchaceae2504.26.1N*
Dodecatheon meadiashooting starPrimulaceae1044.26.1Npride of Ohio
Erigeron philadelphicusPhiladelphia fleabaneAsteraceae2934.26.1N
Fragaria virginianawild strawberryRosaceae1174.25N
Galium aparinecleaversRubiaceae2614.26.3N
Geranium maculatumspotted geraniumGeraniaceae1704.25.3Nwild geranium
Pedicularis canadensiswood betonyScrophulariaceae2444.25.3N
Phacelia bipinnatifidapurple phaceliaHydrophyllaceae2084.25.2N
Phlox divaricatablue phloxPolemoniaceae2044.25.3N
Ranunculus abortivuskidney leaf buttercupRanunculaceae404.25.2N* littleleaf buttercup
Sedum ternatumwhite stonecropCrassulaceae1084.25.3Nrock cress sedum,woodland stonecrop, mountain stonecrop
Silene virginicafire pinkCaryophyllaceae584.26.2N
Vicia sativa ssp. nigrapurple vetchFabaceae1444.26NVicia angustifolia, garden vetch
Cynoglossum virginianumwild comfreyBoraginaceae2104.35.4N
Geranium carolinianumpink Carolina cranesbillGeraniaceae1704.38NCarolina geranium
Geranium molledove's foot cranesbillGeraniaceae1714.39Ndovefoot geranium
Geum vernumspring avensRosaceae1174.35N
Lonicera sempervirenscoral honeysuckleCaprifoliaceae2674.37Ntrumpet honeysuckle
Ornithogalum umbellatumstar of BethlehemLiliaceae3664.34.4Eu,G* sleepydick
Oxalis grandisgiant woodsorrelOxalidaceae1684.36.1Ngreat yellow woodsorrel
Oxalis strictayellow woodsorrelOxalidaceae1694.36.4Ncommon yellow oxalis,Oxalis cymosa, Oxalis dillenii
Phacelia purshiiMiami mistHydrophyllaceae2094.35.2N
Plantago lanceolataEnglish plantainPlantaginaceae2344.310Eu,As
Podophyllum peltatummay appleBerberidaceae464.35.4N
Polygonatum biflorumsmooth Solomon's sealLiliaceae3664.35.4N*
Potentilla simplexcommon cinquefoilRosaceae1204.36.1N
Ranunculus recurvatusrecurved buttercupRanunculaceae424.35.2N* blisterwort
Rumex acetosellasheep sorrelPolygonaceae624.37Eu, A
Rumex crispuscurly dockPolygonaceae624.35Eu
Salvia lyratalyre leaf sageLamiaceae2264.36.1N
Tragopogon dubiusyellow goatsbeardAsteraceae3314.37Euyellow salsify
Vicia villosa ssp. variasmooth vetchFabaceae1444.38Euwinter vetch
Asclepias quadrifoliafourleaf milkweedAsclepiadaceae1924.47.2N
Carduus nutansnodding thistleAsteraceae2814.47.4Eunodding plumeless thistle
Heuchera americanacommon alumrootSaxifragaceae1094.47.1NAmAmerican alumroot
Hydrophyllum appendiculatumgreat waterleafHydrophyllaceae2064.46Nappendaged waterleaf
Iodanthus pinnatifiduspurple rocketBrassicaceae914.46.2N
Tiarella cordifoliaheart leaf foam flowerSaxifragaceae1154.46.1N
Trifolium pratensered cloverFabaceae1434.48Eu
Viola pedatabird's foot violetViolaceae774.45.2N*
Anthemis cotuladogfennelAsteraceae23458Eumayweed
Geranium pusillumsmall geraniumGeraniaceae059Eusmall-flowered cranesbill
Panax quinquefoliusAmerican ginsengAraliaceae17257N
Penstemon canescenseastern gray beardtongueScrophulariaceae24556N
Penstemon hirsutushairy beardtongueScrophulariaceae24657N
Plantago majorcommon plantainPlantaginaceae059Eu,As
Polygonum pensylvanicumPennsylvania smartweedPolygonaceae60510N
Ranunculus longirostrislongbeak buttercupRanunculaceae057Nwhite water buttercup
Sisymbrium altissimumtall tumble mustardBrassicaceae058Eu
Trifolium incarnatumcrimson cloverFabaceae14258Eu
Urtica dioicastinging nettleUrticaceae5056N
Aplectrum hyemaleputty rootOrchidaceae3895.15.2N*
Potentilla rectasulfur cinquefoilRosaceae1195.17Eurough fruited cinquefoil, sulphur cinquefoil
Achillea millefoliumcommon yarrowAsteraceae2715.28.1Eu
Arisaema dracontiumgreen dragonAraceae3385.26.4N
Blephilia ciliatadowny woodmintLamiaceae2175.27.3Ndowny pagoda plant
Coronilla variapurple crown vetchFabaceae1305.28.4Eu
Erigeron strigosuslesser daisy fleabaneAsteraceae2935.28Nprairie fleabane
Menispermum canadenseCanada moonseedMenispermaceae5.27N
Monarda russelianaredpurple beebalmLamiaceae5.26.2N*
Tradescantia virginianaVirginia spiderwortCommelinaceae45.27N
Verbascum blattariamoth mulleinScrophulariaceae2475.27.4Eu
Verbena simplexnarrow leaf vervainVerbenaceae2155.28.3Nnarrow leaved vervain
Arabis canadensissicklepodBrassicaceae845.37.2N*
Cichorium intybuschicoryAsteraceae2835.39.4Eu, A
Opuntia humifusadevil's tongueCactaceae515.37.2Nprickly-pear,Opuntia compressa
Prunella vulgariscommon self healLamiaceae2245.310.4Euheal all
Rosa carolinaCarolina roseRosaceae1215.37.1Npasture rose
Tradescantia subasperawide leaved spiderwortCommelinaceae3435.39.2Nzigzag spiderwort,harsh spiderwort
Allium canadensemeadow garlicLiliaceae3535.47.1N* Canada garlic,wild garlic
Asclepias tuberosabutterflyweedAsclepiadaceae1935.48.3N
Clematis viornavasevineRanunculaceae355.47Nleather flower
Coreopsis majorwhorled leaf coreopsisAsteraceae2875.47.4Ngreater tickseed,forest tickseed
Hemerocallis fulvaday lilyLiliaceae3605.47.2C,G
Heuchera villosahairy alumrootSaxifragaceae1095.47.2N*
Impatiens capensisorange spotted touch me notBalsaminaceae1715.49N
Impatiens pallidayellow touch me notBalsaminaceae1725.48.3N
Ipomoea panduratawild potato vineConvolvulaceae2015.48.4N*
Lysimachia quadrifoliawhorled yellow loosestrifePrimulaceae1065.46.4N
Melilotus albawhite sweet cloverFabaceae5.48.4Eu
Melilotus officinalisyellow sweet cloverFabaceae1375.410Eu
Physalis virginianaVirginia ground cherrySolanaceae1975.410.1N*
Ruellia strepenslimestone wild petuniaAcanthaceae2525.46.4Nsmooth ruellia
Rumex obtusifoliusbroadleaf dockPolygonaceae5.46Eu
Sambucus canadensiselderberryCaprifoliaceae2685.48N
Typha latifoliacommon cattailTyphaceae3505.45Nbroadleaf cattail
Verbascum thapsuscommon mulleinScrophulariaceae2485.48.4Eu
Acalypha rhomboideacommon three seeded mercuryEuphorbiaceae0610Nrhomboid three seeded mercury
Agrimonia gryposepalatall hairy agrimonyRosaceae068Ntall agrimony
Boehmeria cylindricafalse nettleUrticaceae5068N
Circaea lutetianaenchanter's nightshadeOnagraceae14868N
Cocculus carolinusCarolina snailseedMenispermaceae068N
Desmodium perplexumperplexed tick trefoilFabaceae069Nsticktights
Galium asprellumrough bedstrawRubiaceae068NAm
Hypericum sphaerocarpumrough fruited St. John's wortClusiaceae6668Nroundseed St. John's wort
Ipomoea hederaceaivy leaved morning gloryConvolvulaceae200610Tr
Justicia americanaAmerican water willowAcanthaceae25169Nswamp loosestrife
Lactuca floridanatall blue lettuceAsteraceae31169Nwoodland lettuce,Florida blue lettuce
Leonurus cardiacacommon motherwortLamiaceae069Eu
Lotus corniculatusbirdfoot deervetchFabaceae13668Eubirdsfoot trefoil
Passiflora luteayellow passion flowerPassifloraceae8269N
Polygonum lapathifoliumcurlytop knotweedPolygonaceae0611N
Polygonum persicarialady's thumbPolygonaceae0610Eu
Rudbeckia trilobabrown eyed SusanAsteraceae321610Nthin-leaf coneflower
Saponaria officinalisbouncing betCaryophyllaceae5669Eu
Sicyos angulatusoneseed burr cucumberCucurbitaceae069N
Apocynum cannabinumIndian hempApocynaceae1886.17Nhemp dogbane
Asclepias syriacacommon milkweedAsclepiadaceae1926.17.4N
Cirsium vulgarebull thistleAsteraceae2866.110Eu,As
Datura stramoniumjimson weedSolanaceae1966.18N
Lactuca serriolaprickly lettuceAsteraceae3116.19Eu
Phytolacca americanapokeweedPhytolaccaceae506.19N
Solanum carolinensehorse nettleSolanaceae1986.19.1NCarolina horsenettle
Chimaphila maculatapipsissewa; spotted wintergreenPyrolaceae06.27.2N*
Rudbeckia hirtablack eyed SusanAsteraceae3206.29.2N
Dianthus armeriaDeptford pinkCaryophyllaceae556.37.4Eu*
Monarda fistulosawild bergamotLamiaceae2236.39.2N
Passiflora incarnatapurple passion flowerPassifloraceae826.39Nmaypops
Anemone virginianathimbleweedRanunculaceae336.48.4N
Campsis radicanstrumpet creeperBignoniaceae2536.48.1Ntrumpet vine
Euphorbia corollataflowering spurgeEuphorbiaceae1586.49.2N
Geum canadensewhite avensRosaceae1176.48.4N
Hydrophyllum canadensebluntleaf waterleafHydrophyllaceae2066.48.3NCanada waterleaf
Matelea carolinensismaroon Carolina milkvineAsclepiadaceae1956.47Nspiny-pod
Ruellia carolinensisCarolina wild petuniaAcanthaceae2526.49.2Nhairy ruellia
Agastache nepetoidesyellow giant hyssopLamiaceae21678N
Agrostemma githagocommon corncockleCaryophyllaceae5479
Allium stellatumautumn onionLiliaceae35379Nwild onion
Bidens bipinnataSpanish needlesAsteraceae278710N
Clematis virginianavirgin's bowerRanunculaceae3679N
Desmodium paniculatumpanicled leaf tick trefoilFabaceae13378N
Diodia virginianabuttonweedRubiaceae26178N
Eupatorium fistulosumhollow joe-pye-weedAsteraceae29579Njoe pye weed
Eupatorium maculatumspotted joe pye weedAsteraceae29579N
Hieracium scabrumrough hawkweedAsteraceae079N
Lespedeza cuneataChinese lespedezaFabaceae079As
Lobelia cardinaliscardinal flowerCampanulaceae25779N
Mentha longifoliafield mintLamiaceae0710Eu,As
Pilea pumilaclearweedUrticaceae0710N
Polygonum scandensfalse buckwheatPolygonaceae61710N
Scutellaria laterifloramad dog skullcapLamiaceae22979N
Solidago canadensisCanada goldenrodAsteraceae32979Ncommon goldenrod
Pycnanthemum flexuosumAppalachian mountainmintLamiaceae7.18.3
Commelina communisAsiatic dayflowerCommelinaceae3417.29.4Ascommon dayflower
Hedera helixEnglish ivyAraliaceae7.29Eu
Verbena urticifoliawhite vervainVerbenaceae2157.28.4N*
Campanulastrum americanumtall bellflowerCampanulaceae2557.310.2NCampanula americana
Laportea canadensiswood nettleUrticaceae507.38.4N
Phlox paniculatagarden phloxPolemoniaceae2047.39.3N
Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoidessouthern mountain mintLamiaceae2257.39NPycnanthemum incanum ssp. pycnanthemoides
Silene stellatastarry campionCaryophyllaceae577.39.1N
Silphium trifoliatumwhorled rosinweedAsteraceae3267.39.3N
Amaranthus hybriduspigweedAmaranthaceae0810Trslim amaranth
Ambrosia artemisiifoliacommon ragweedAsteraceae273810Nannual ragweed
Ambrosia trifidagreat ragweedAsteraceae273810N
Aureolaria flavafalse foxgloveScrophulariaceae23689N
Bidens frondosadevil's beggartickAsteraceae0810N
Chenopodium albumlamb's quartersChenopodiaceae51810Eu,As
Desmodium cuspidatumlargebract tick trefoilFabaceae089N
Erechtites hieraciifoliapilewortAsteraceae29289NErechtites hieracifolia,fireweed,American burnweed
Eupatorium sessilifoliumupland bonesetAsteraceae29689N
Helianthus decapetalusthinleaf sunflowerAsteraceae089N
Helianthus microcephalussmall headed sunflowerAsteraceae30389Nsmall woodland sunflower
Ipomoea lacunosasmall white morning gloryConvolvulaceae201810Tr
Lespedeza virginicaslender bush cloverFabaceae13589N
Solidago erectaerect goldenrodAsteraceae327810N
Solidago squarrosastout goldenrodAsteraceae0810N
Solidago ulmifoliaelm leaved goldenrodAsteraceae330810N
Verbesina occidentalisyellow crownbeardAsteraceae333810N