Plant Calendar: Blooms, Beauty, Food, and Weeds to Look for Each Month

This resource is created specifically for Eastern PA, USA (Lenapehoking), but this chart is useful for other nearby regions as well. This calendar is by no means an exhaustive catalog. Click each plant or mushroom name for more details & tips. We will be regularly updating this page with more information on all of the plants/fungi listed. 


Key:

1 = Native to region/beneficial

2 = Invasive/weedy

3 = Edible

4 = Mushroom

5 = Currently in flower

JANUARY

White Pine (1, 3)
Wintergreen (1, 3)
Sweet Birch (1, 3)
Chaga (3, 4)

 

FEBRUARY

Christmas Fern (1)
Partidgeberry (1, 3)
Oniongrass (2, 3)
Garlic Mustard (2, 3)
Bittercress (2, 3)

MARCH

Trillium (1, 5)
Bloodroot
(1, 5)

Sugar Maple (1, 3)
Chickweed (2, 3)
Knotweed (2, 3)
Wood Ear (3, 4)
Nettles (1, 3)

APRIL

Redbud (1, 3, 5)
Morels (4)
Spring Beauty (1, 3, 5)
Magnolia (1, 3, 5)
Wisteria (1, 2, 3, 5)
Violets (1, 3, 5)

MAY

Virginia Bluebells (1, 5)
Reishi (3, 4)
Black Locust (1, 2, 3, 5)
Dwarf Ginseng (1, 3, 5)
Sweet Woodruff (3, 5)
Jack in the Pulpit (1, 5)
Mugwort (2, 3)

JUNE

Juneberry (1, 3)
Lambs Quarters (3)
Red Clover (3, 5)
Sassafras (1, 3)
Linden (1, 3, 5)
Ostrich Fern (1, 3)
Mullein (3)

JULY

Beebalm (1, 3, 5)
Mayapple (1, 3, 5)
Mulberries (1, 3)
Wineberries (2, 3)
Cherry (3)
Rose of Sharon (3, 5)
Yarrow (1, 3, 5)

AUGUST

Pawpaw (1, 3)
Oyster Mushrooms (3, 4)
Staghorn Sumac (1, 3)
Elderberry (1, 3)
Chanterelle (3, 4)

SEPTEMBER

Lobelia (1, 5)
Chicken of the Woods (3, 4)
Pawpaw (1,3)
American Plum (1, 3)
Goldenrod (1, 3, 5)

Knotweed (2, 5)

OCTOBER

Witch Hazel (1, 5)
Giant Puffballs (3, 4)

Cranberry (1, 3)
Persimmon (1, 3)
Hickory (1, 3)

 

NOVEMBER

Juniper (1)
Autumn Olive (2, 3)
Hawthorn (3)
Wood Asters (1, 5)

DECEMBER

Winterberry (1)
Rose hips (3)
Mountain ash (1, 3)
Wild Enoki (3, 4)