White Wildflowers New Jersey

Pipewort Eriocaulon

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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

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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.

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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)

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Lanceleaf Rose Gentian Sabatia difformis New Jersey Pine Barrens. white

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Lanceleaf Rose Gentian Sabatia difformis New Jersey Pine Barrens. white

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Garlic Mustard Alliaria officinalis white flower

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

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

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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

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

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Serviceberry Amelanchier spp

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Common Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus

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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)

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Japanese silverberry, Autumn Olive Umbellata oleaster

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Wood Anemone Anemone quinquefolia

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

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

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Wild Blueberry Vaccinium spp.

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Fragrant Water Lilly

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

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Turkeybeard Xerophyllum asphodeloides This photo is from an old slide.

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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

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Swamp Azalea Rhododendron viscosum grows in swamps and thickets.

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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.