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What’s Blooming in Stuyvesant Cove? Late Spring/Early Summer Edition

carolinaroseThe official start of summer is coming up with this weekend’s Summer Solstice, but the weather has already turned pretty summery! And the Park is showing it, as it transitions from spring to summer foliage.

Not all the flowers are in bloom in any given week, so go over to the Park and see how many species you can identify!

 

Currently blooming in Stuyvesant Cove Park:

blackcohoshBlack Cohosh (Actea racemosa)

Bloom color: white

No fragrance

 

 

woodanemoneWood Anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Bloom color: white

No fragrance

 

 

dogwoodDogwood (Cornus racemosa and Cornus sericea)

Bloom color: white

No frangrance

 

 

beachplumBeach Plum (Prunus maritima)

Bloom color: white

Fragrance

 

 

indigobushIndigobush (Amorpha fruticosa)

Bloom color: purple-black

Unpleasant fragrance

 

 

swampmilkweedSwamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Bloom color: pink

No fragrance

 

 

lanceleafcoreopsisLanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Bloom color: yellow

No fragrance

 

 

alumroot Alumroot (Heuchera americana and Heuchera villosa)

Bloom color: white

No fragrance

 

 

blueflagirisBlue Flag Iris (Iris veriscolor)

Bloom color: blue

No fragrance

 

 

beebalmSpotted Bee Balm (Monarda punctata)

Bloom color: pink, white

No fragrance

 

 

beardtongueBeardtongue (Penstemon digitalis)

Bloom color: white

No fragrance

 

 

carolinarose_smCarolina Rose (Rosa carolina)

Bloom color: pink

Fragrance

 

 

blackberryBlackberry (Rubus allegheniensis)

Bloom color: white

No fragrance

 

 

firepinkFire Pink (Silene virginica)

Bloom color: red

No fragrance

 

 

Next time: The full-on blooms of summer!

 

 
 
 
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