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(N) denotes native species

Bloom times change from year to year, and many species overlap several months. View previous months' blooms to see a wider scope of what could be in flower here at the Arboretum!  April


Flowering Dogwood
Flowering Dogwood (N)
Cornus florida
Bloom period: Early April - Early May
Large Flowered Trillium
Large-Flowered Trillium (N)
Trillium grandiflorum
Bloom period: April - Early May
Bleeding Heart
Bleeding Heart
Lamprocapnos spectabilis
Bloom period: Early April - Early May
Wood Geranium
Wild Geranium (N)
Geranium maculatum
Bloom period: Mid April - Mid May
Virginia Bluebells
Virginia Bluebells (N)
Mertensia virginica
Bloom period: Late April - Late May
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Sassafras Tree (N)
Sassafras albidum
Bloom time: Late April - Mid May
Dwarf Larkspur
Dwarf Larkspur (N)
Delphinium tricorne
Bloom period: April - May
Rhododendron
Rhododendron, various (some N)
Rhododendron species
Bloom time: May - August
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley
Convallaria majalis
Bloom time: Early May - Mid May
Tulip Poplar
Tulip Poplar (N)
Liriodendron tulipifera
Bloom time: Early May - Mid May
Alleghany Blackberry
Allegheny Blackberry (N)
Rubus allegheniensis
Bloom period: May
Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat
Barrenwort, Bishop's Hat
Epimedium grandiflorum
Bloom time: Early May - Mid May
Wood Anemone
Wood Anemone (N)
Anemone quinquefolia
Bloom time: Early May - Mid May
Mountain Anemone
Mountain Anemone (N)
Anemone lancifolia
Bloom time: Early May - Mid May
Southern Nodding Trillium
Southern Nodding Trillium (N)
Trillium rugelii
Bloom time: Early May - Mid May
Yellow Lady's Slipper
Yellow Lady's Slipper (N)
Cypripedium parviflorum
Bloom time: Early May - Mid May
Comfrey
Comfrey
Symphytum officinale
Bloom time: Early May - Mid May
Black Locust
Black Locust (N)
Robinia pseudoacacia
Bloom time: Early May - Late May
Black Cherry Tree
Black Cherry Tree (N)
Prunus serotina
Bloom time: Early May - Late May
Bearded Iris
Bearded Iris
Iris germanica cultivars
Bloom time: Early May - Late May
Photo: Lynn Whitmore
Golden Ragwort
Golden Ragwort (N)
Packera aurea
Bloom time: Early May - Early June
Star Chickweed
Star Chickweed (N)
Stellaria pubera
Bloom time: Early May - Early June
Green Lavender Cotton
Green Lavender Cotton
Santolina virens
Bloom time: Early May - Mid June
Herbaceous Peony
Herbaceous Peony
Paenia lactiflora
Bloom time: Early May - Late May
Siberian Iris
Siberian Iris
Iris species
Bloom time: Early May - Early June
American Yellowwood
American Yellowwood (N)
Cladrastis kentukea
Bloom time: Mid May - Late May
Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel (N)
Kalmia latifolia
Bloom time: Mid May - Late May
Maple-leaf Viburnum (Dockmackie)
Maple-leaf Viburnum (N)
Viburnum acerifolium
Bloom time: Mid May - Late May
Solomons Seal
Solomon's Seal (N)
Polygonatum biflorum
Bloom time: Mid May - Late May
Photo: Lynn Whitmore
Solomon's Seal
False Solomon's Seal (N)
Maianthemum racemosum
Bloom time: Mid May - Late May
American Fringe Tree
American Fringe Tree (N)
Chionanthus virginicus
Bloom time: Mid May - Late May
Sweetshrub
Sweetshrub (N)
Calycanthus floridus
Bloom time: Mid May - Late May
Heartleaf Skullcap
Heartleaf Skullcap (N)
Scutellaria ovata
Bloom time: Mid May - Early June
Photo: B. S. Slaughter
Bird's Foot Violet, Mountain Pansy
Bird's Foot Violet (N)
Viola pedata
Bloom time: Mid May - Early June 
Big Leaf Magnolia
Big Leaf Magnolia (N)
Magnolia macrophylla
Bloom time: Mid May - Mid June
Umbrella Magnolia
Umbrella Magnolia (N)
Magnolia tripetala
Bloom time: Mid May - Mid June
Sweetbay Magnolia
Sweetbay Magnolia (N)
Magnolia virginiana
Bloom time: Mid May - Mid June
Blue-Eyed Grass
Blue-Eyed Grass (N)
Sisyrinchium species
Bloom time: Mid May - Mid June
Cliff Stonecrop
Cliff Stonecrop (N)
Sedum glaucophyllum
Bloom time: Mid May - Late June
Hoary Skullcap
Hoary Skullcap (N)
Scutellaria incana
Bloom time: Mid May - Early June
Wood Spurge
Wood Spurge 
Euphorbia amygdaloides 'robbiae'
Bloom time: Mid May - Early June
Bowmans Root
Bowman's Root (N)
Porteranthus trifoliatus
Bloom time: Late May - Early June
Japanese Snowbell
Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonicus
Bloom time: Late May - Early June 
Spotted or Striped Wintergreen
Spotted Wintergreen, Pipsissewa (N)
Chimaphila maculata
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
Rattlesnake Plantain
Rattlesnake Plantain (N)
Goodyera pubescens
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
Photo: NC Orchid
Beardtongue
Beardtongue
Penstemon species cultivars
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June

Lamb's Ears
Lamb's Ear
Stachys byzantina
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
Spiderwort
Spiderwort (N) & cultivars
Tradescantia species
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
New Jersey Tea
New Jersey Tea (N)
Ceanothus americanus
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
Pincushion Flower
Pincusion Flower
Scabiosa columbaria
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
Creeping Stonecrop
Creeping Stonecrop
Sedum kamtschaticum
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
Photo: Lynn Whitmore
Foxtail Lily
Foxtail Lily
Eremurus species
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
Blue Cohosh
Blue Cohosh (N)
Caulophyllum thalictroides
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
Prickly Pear Cactus
Prickly Pear Cactus (N)
Opuntia humifusa
Bloom time: Late May - Mid June
Forget-me-not
Forget-Me-Not
Myosotis species
Bloom time: Late May - Late June
Goatsbeard
Goatsbeard (N)
Aruncus dioicus
Bloom time: Late May - Late June
Astilbe
Astilbe
Astilbe species & cultivars
Bloom time: Late May - Early June
Black Cohosh
Black Cohosh (N)
Actaea racemosa
Bloom time: Late May - Early July
Roses
Roses
Rosa species & cultivars
Bloom time: Late May - August
White Haired Leatherflower
White Haired Leatherflower (N)
Clematis albicoma
Bloom time: May - June

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