What's in Bloom

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Below are some plants that are especially interesting or typically in bloom this month at Duke Gardens.

Every year unfolds differently, depending on the winter and spring weather conditions. For an idea of plants you may wish to seek out at different times throughout the year, please see these plant highlight PDFs from peak periods in the past: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October/early November.

Yellow flowers of partridge pea
Partridge pea

Chamaecrista fasciculata in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by curator Annabel Renwick.

Yellow flowers of Brown-eyed Susan
Brown-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia triloba in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by curator Annabel Renwick.

Devil's walking stick
Devil's walking stick

Aralia spinosa forming fruit in the Piedmont Prairie in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by curator Annabel Renwick.

Pink seashore mallow flowers
Seashore Mallow

Kosteletzkya virginica in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by curator Annabel Renwick.

Colocasia

Colocasia 'Teacups' in the Historic Gardens. Photo by Robert Ayers.

White wood aster

Eurybia divaricata in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by Stefan Bloodworth.

Golden valerian

Patrinia scabiosifolia with Ailanthus webworm moth (Atteva aura) in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul Jones.

 

Cutleaf coneflower
Cutleaf coneflower

Rudbeckia laciniata in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by curator Annabel Renwick.
 

 

Kusamaki

Podocarpus macrophyllus in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul Jones.

 

Tall rosinweed

Silphium asteriscus var. dentatum in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by Stefan Bloodworth.

 

New York ironweed

Vernonia novaboracensis in the Blomquist Garden of Native Plants. Photo by Stefan Bloodworth.

 

Amethyst toad-lily

Tricyrtis lasiocarpa in the Culberson Asiatic Arboretum. Photo by Paul Jones.