North Carolina Wildflower Of The Year

Celebrating More Than 30 years!

The North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. are co-sponsors of the North Carolina Wildflower of the Year program. In 2011 we celebrated thirty years of this conservation project, which was initiated in 1982. (Come by the Garden Shop to see our 25-year commemorative poster, which is still available for purchase.) The project's aim is to actively promote, each year, throughout the state and region an attractive plant that is native to the southeastern United States.

To receive a brochure and seeds of the current North Carolina Wildflower of the Year, described in the sidebar at right, send a self-addressed, stamped business-letter envelope to:
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Campus Box 3375, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3375

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Wildflower Of The Year since 1982
1982 cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis
1983 cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis
1984 Small's beardtongue Penstemon smallii
1985 butterfly milkweed Asclepias tuberosa
1986 foamflower Tiarella cordifolia var. collina
1987 Eastern columbine Aquilegia canadensis
1988 black-eyed susan Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii
1989 Southern sundrops Oenothera fruticosa
1990 seashore-mallow Kosteletzkya virginica
1991 lobed coreopsis Coreopsis auriculata
1992 blue wild indigo Baptisia australis
1993 great blue lobelia Lobelia siphilitica
1994 river-oats Chasmanthium latifolium
1995 green-head coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata
1996 Eastern silvery aster Aster concolor
1997 crimson-eyed rose-mallow Hibiscus moscheutos
1998 Southern blazing star Liatris squarrulosa
1999 American alumroot Heuchera americana
2000 Eastern aromatic aster Aster oblongifolius var. angustatus
2001 cardinal flower Lobelia cardinalis
2002 Eastern smooth beardtongue Penstemon laevigatus
2003 boneset Eupatorium perfoliatum
2004 New York ironweed Vernonia noveboracensis
2005 swamp milkweed Asclepias incarnata
2006 Eastern bluestar Amsonia tabernaemontana
2007 swamp sunflower Helianthus angustifolius
2008 white wood-aster Eurybia divaricata
2009 Piedmont Barbara's-buttons Marshallia obovata var. obovata
2010 atamasco lily Zephyranthes atamasca
2011 spiked wild indigo Baptisia albescens
2012 common golden Alexanders Zizia aurea
2013 New Jersey - tea Ceanothus americanus
2014 hoary skullcap Scutellaria incana var. punctata
2015 fire-pink Silene virginica
2016 northern rattlesnake-master Eryngium yuccifolium
2017 hollow-stem joe-pye-weed Eutrochium fistulosum
2018 Maryland golden-aster Chrysopsis mariana
2019 narrow-leaf mountain-mint Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

Updated on February 08, 2017 at 11:24:52 am.