White Wildflowers New Jersey

Pipewort Eriocaulon

 

Canada Anemone Anemone canadensis blooms in late spring and spread from caudices and underground rhizomes .

 

Spiderwort Tradescantia virginiana  A white variety. It’t usually blue

 

Partridge Berry Repens mitchella has paired flowers and paired leaves. The berries are edible.

 

Sand Myrtle Leiophyllum buxifolium is found in only three locations in the United States: the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Coastal Plain of North and South Carolina, and the southeastern Blue Ridge Province. A short evergreen shrub that grows in sandy soil. white flower

 

Sand Myrtle Leiophyllum buxifolium is found in only three locations in the United States: the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Coastal Plain of North and South Carolina, and the southeastern Blue Ridge Province. A short evergreen shrub that grows in sandy soil. white flower

 

Multiflora Rose Rosa multiflora An invasive species in the rose family. white flower

 

This is the white variety of Moth Mullein Verbascum blattaria but more commonly it is yellow. The stamens resemble the antennae of a moth. Verbascum blattaria

 

Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum has umbrella like leaves with a single white waxy flower that grows from the fork of the leaf stalk. The ripe fruit is edible. The European Mandrake is not related.

 

Canada Mayflower Maianthemum canada A common upland forest plant with speckled red berries. white flower

 

Cheeses Mulva neglecta A creeping weed with pinkish-white flowers streaked with magenta veins.

 

Hairy Bush Clover Lespedeza hirta grows along roadsides and other dry places. white flower

 

Blackberry Bramble – Rubus occidentalis Brambles are rambling woody plants with edible fruits that include blackberries dewberries and raspberries. White

 

Flowering Dogwood Cornus florida grows up to 40 feet. It is recognizable by its bark ( thats a pun – get it ), and clusters of red berries. white flower redb berry

 

Dwarf Ginseng Panex quinquefolium has small white flowers above three stalked leaves divided into three. The small round tuber is edible but recommended only for survival or when found in great abundance.

 

Evening Lychnis Lychnis alba The genus is closely related to (and sometimes included in) Silene, differing in the flowers having five styles (three in Silene), the seed capsule having five teeth (six in Silene)

 

Lanceleaf Rose Gentian Sabatia difformis New Jersey Pine Barrens. white

 

Lanceleaf Rose Gentian Sabatia difformis New Jersey Pine Barrens. white

 

Jimsomweed Datura stramonium A poisonous alien with tubular flowers and spiny seedpods. white flower

 

Ladies-Tresses Spiranthes cernua have inconspicuous spikes of small white flowers in single or double spirals. This wild orchid grows in the Pine Barrens. Orchid Family Black Run Preserve

 

Mountain Laurel Kilmia latifolia is a large shrub with pinkish white flowers.

 

Goats-Rue Tephrosia virginiana The pea-like flowers of Goats-Rue are bi-colored. New Jersey pine barrens

 

Fragrant Water Lily Nymphaea dorata The leaves float and the flower petals get smaller toward the center. white flower

 

Crimson-eyed Rose Mallow Hibiscus palustris is the white variety of of the Swamp Rose-Mallow which is pink.

 

Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum has umbrella like leaves with a single white waxy flower that grows from the fork of the leaf stalk. The ripe fruit is edible.

 

This is the white variety of Moth Mullein Verbascum blattaria but more commonly it is yellow. The stamens resemble the antennae of a moth.

 

Garlic Mustard Alliaria officinalis white flower

 

Pokeweed Phytolacca americana A large leaved plant with white flowers and deep purple to black berries.

 

Pokeweed Phytolacca americana A large leaved plant with white flowers and deep purple to black berries.

 

Queen Anns Lace also known as the Wild Carrot Daucus carota has a white floret and a whitish edible root that smells and tastes like carrot. Garden carrots that go wild can have whitish roots. USE CAUTION : Hemlock and Water Hemlock, both deadly, can be mistaken for Wild Carrot. Positively identify ALL wild edibles before eating. white flower

 

The White Fringed Orchid Hebenaria blephariglottis grows in bogs and meadows of the Pine Barrens.

 

Serviceberry Amelanchier spp

 

Silver-Rod Solidago bicolor also called White Goldenrod is the only white species and is found in open dry woods like in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey.

 

Solomons Seal Polygonatum biflorum has pairs of greenish yellow flowers hanging from the leaf axis and produce blue black berries

 

False Solomons Seal Racemosa similacina has a cluster of white flowers at the tip of the plant.

 

Spring Beauty Claytonia virginica is white or pink flower with dark veins growing in moist woods.

 

Staggerbush Lyonia mariana The white or pinkish flowers are on older leafless branches.

 

Virgin’s Bower Clemantis terniflora is a climbing vine with 4-sepaled flowers in the leaf axis. White

 

Spotted Wintergreen Chimaphila maculata The waxy flowers of can be white or pink. It is inedible and may be toxic

 

Spotted Wintergreen Chimaphila maculata The waxy flowers of can be white or pink. It is inedible and may be toxic

 

Lance-Leaved Violet Viola lanceolata white Black Run New Jersey pine barrens

 

Common Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus

 

Evening LychnisLychnis albaThe genus is closely related to (and sometimes included in) Silene, differing in the flowers having five styles (three in Silene), the seed capsule having five teeth (six in Silene)

 

Japanese silverberry, Autumn Olive Umbellata oleaster

 

Wood Anemone Anemone quinquefolia

 

False Solomons Seal Racemosa similacina has a cluster of white flowers at the tip of the plant. Spots on berry

 

False Solomons Seal Racemosa similacina has a cluster of white flowers at the tip of the plant. Spots on berry

 

Wild Blueberry Vaccinium spp.

 

Fragrant Water Lilly

Fragrant Water Lily Nymphaea dorata The leaves float and the flower petals get smaller toward the center.

 

Turkeybeard Xerophyllum asphodeloides This photo is from an old slide.

 

Engelmanns Arrowhead Sagittaria engelmanniana sometimes called Wapatoo, grow in wet areas and pond edges. Edible tubers will float to the top of the water while digging or raking in the mud. The tubers can be boiled, roasted or fried, but unappealing raw.   white

 

Swamp Azalea Rhododendron viscosum grows in swamps and thickets.

 

Mountain Laurel Kilmia latifolia is a large shrub with pinkish white flowers.

Mayapple Fruit – Mayapple Podophyllum peltatum has umbrella like leaves with a single white waxy flower that grows from the fork of the leaf stalk. The ripe fruit is edible.