Wildflower of the Month

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2017

January: Tree Clubmoss, Dendrolycopodium obscurum
February: Tulip-tree, Liriodendron tulipifera
March: Beechdrops, Epifagus virginiana
April: Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum
May: Mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum
June: Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica
July: Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

2016

January: Putty Root Orchid, Aplectrum hyemale
February: Swamp Bay, Persea palustris
March: Seedbox, Ludwigia alternifolia
April: Possumhaw Viburnum, Viburnum Nudum
May: Poison Ivy, Toxicodendron radicans
June: Blue-eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium angustifolium
July: Wild Hydrangea, Hydrangea arborescens
August: Boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum
September: Turtlehead, Chelone glabra
October: Cut-leaf Coneflower, Rudbeckia laciniata
November: Common Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale
December: Aster, Symphotrichum spp.

2015

January: Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia
February: River Birch, Betula nigra
March: Shadbush, Amelanchier canadensis
April: Dwarf Dandelion, Krigia virginica
May: Common Yucca, Yucca filamentosa
June: Robin’s Plantain, Erigeron pulchellus
July: Leafcup: Smallanthus uvedalia
August: Spanish Needles, Bidens bipinnata
September: Dog Fennel, Eupatorium capillifolium
October: Witch Hazel, Hamamelis virginiana
November: Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana
December: Christmas Fern, Polystichum acrostichoides

2014

January: Poverty Oatgrass, Danthonia spicata
February: Broomsedge, Andropogon virginicus
March: Pinxterflower, Rhododendron periclymenoides
April: Arrowwood Viburnum, Viburnum dentatum
May: Perfoliate Bellwort, Uvularia perfoliata
June: Spiderwort, Tradescantia virginiana
July: Green Adder’s Mouth, Malaxis unifolia
August: St. Andrew’s Cross, Hypericum hypericoides
September: Sand Beans, Strophostyles umbellata/helvolva
October: Fireweed, Erechtites hieraciifolia
November: Three-seeded Mercury, Acalypha gracilens
December: Spotted Spurge, Euphorbia Maculata

2013

January: Shortleaf Pine, Pinus echinata
February: Scouring Rush, Equisetum hyemale
March: Pennywort, Obolaria virginica
April: Pawpaw, Asimina triloba
May: Yellow Stargrass, Hypoxis hirsuta
June: Rattlesnake Plantain, Goodyera pubescens
July: Duck Potato, Sagittaria latifolia
August: Turk’s Cap Lily, Lilium superbum
September: Great Blue Lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica
October: White Goldenrod, Solidago bicolor
November: Wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens
December: Slender Golden Rod, Euthamia caroliniana

2012

January: Ebony Spleenwort, Asplenium platyneuron
February: American Hazelnut, Corylus americana
March: Round-lobed Hepatica, Hepatica americana
April: Dwarf Bluet, Houstonia pusilla
May: Fringetree, Chionanthus virginicus
June: Climbing hydrangea, Decumaria barbara
July: Starry Campion, Silene stellata
August: Hairy Elephant’s Foot, Elephantopus tomentosus
September: Virgin’s Bower, Clematis virginiana
October: River Oats, Chasmanthium latifolium
November: New York Aster, Symphyotrichum novi-belgii
December: Common Ground-Pine, Dendrolycopodium obscurum

2011

January: Bitternut Hickory, Carya cordiformis
February: Winged Elm, Ulmus alata
March: Eastern Red Cedar, Juniperus virginiana
April: Sweetleaf/Horsesugar, Symplocos tinctoria
May: American Wisteria, Wisteria frutescens
June: Rattlesnake Master, Eryngium yuccifolium
July: Soft Rush, Juncus effusus
August: Purpletop Grass, Tridens flavus
September: Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana
October: Splitbeard Bluestem, Andropogon tenarius
November: Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis
December: White Oak, Quercus alba

2010

January: American Beech, Fagus grandifolia
February: Sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua
March: Smooth Alder, Alnus serrulata
April: Sassafras, Sassafras albidum
May: Lance-leaved Tickseed, Coreopsis lanceolata
June: Sweetbay Magnolia, Magnolia virginiana
July: Mountain Mint, Pycnanthemum tenuifolium
August: Soldier Mallow, Hibiscus laevis
September: Partridge-pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata
October: Strawberry Bush, Euonymus americanus
November: Muscadine Grape, Vitis rotundifolia
December: Sugarcane Plume Grass, Saccharum giganteum