Floral Sources/What’s Blooming

Mountain Region Average Bloom Period
in NC Mountains
Plant Name Scientific Name Starts Days Ends
Red Maple Acer rubrum 5-Mar 35 9-Apr
Sumac Rhus spp. 8-Apr 146 1-Sep
Dendelion Taraxacum officinale 1-May 50 20-Jun
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica 5-May 10 15-May
Holly Ilex spp.   8-May 15 23-May
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia 15-May 14 29-May
Raspberry Rubus spp. 17-May 17 3-Jun
Persimmon Diospyros virginiana 22-May 15 6-Jun
Tulip Poplar Liriodendrum tulipifera 25-May 23 17-Jun
Ladino, White  Clovers Trifolium repens 29-May 51 19-Jul
Sweet Clover Melilotus spp. 8-Jun 53 31-Jul
Basswood, Linden Tilia spp. 20-Jun 23 13-Jul
Sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum 25-Jun 25 20-Jul
Aster Aster spp. 30-Aug 40 9-Oct

 

Piedmont Region Average Bloom Period
in NC Piedmont
Plant Name Scientific Name Starts Days Ends
Red Maple Acer rubrum 1-Feb 40 12-Mar
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum 5-Mar 25 30-Mar
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale 15-Mar 60 14-May
Sumac Rhus spp. 3-Apr 151 1-Sep
Alsike Clover Trifolium hybridum 4-Apr 102 15-Jul
Blackberry Rubus spp. 10-Apr 20 30-Apr
Crimson Clover Trifolium incarnatum 10-Apr 25 5-May
Ladino, White Clovers Trifolium repens 14-Apr 102 25-Jul
Tulip Poplar Liriodendrum tulipifera 25-Apr 29 24-May
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica 26-Apr 14 10-May
Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia 27-Apr 10 7-May
Vetch Vicia spp. 28-Apr 46 13-Jun
Holly Ilex spp. 30-Apr 15 15-May
Raspberry Rubus spp. 30-Apr 20 20-May
Privet Ligustrum spp. 8-May 23 31-May
Persimmon Diospyros virginiana 20-May 13 2-Jun
Sweet Clover Melilotus spp. 28-May 37 4-Jul
Sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum 10-Jun 20 30-Jun
Heartsease, Smartweed Polygonum spp. 4-Jul 126 7-Nov
Goldenrod Solidago spp. 8-Aug 67 14-Oct
Aster Aster spp. 25-Sep 35 30-Oct

 

Coastal Region Average Bloom Period
in NC Coastal Plain
Plant Name Scientific Name Starts Days Ends
Red Maple Acer rubrum 20-Jan 45 5-Mar
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum 25-Feb 25 21-Mar
Blackberry Rubus spp. 1-Mar 46 16-Apr
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale 5-Mar 55 29-Apr
Sumac Rhus spp. 1-Apr 153 1-Sep
Huckleberry Gaylussacia spp.   5-Apr 32 7-May
Tulip Poplar Liriodendrum tulipifera 17-Apr 30 17-May
Tupelo Gum Nyssa aquatica 20-Apr 30 20-May
Raspberry Rubus spp. 20-Apr 40 30-May
Holly Ilex spp.   24-Apr 16 10-May
Black Gum Nyssa sylvatica 27-Apr 24 21-May
Gallberry Ilex glabra & coriacea 12-May 28 9-Jun
Sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum 1-Jun 20 21-Jun
Pepperbush Clethra alnifolia 1-Aug 20 21-Aug
Goldenrod Solidago spp. 1-Aug 85 25-Oct
Aster Aster spp. 30-Sep 40 9-Nov