2021 Wildflower of the Year

  American beautyberry Callicarpa americana Once again, we are bending the definition of a wildflower to offer American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) as our 2021 Wildflower of the Year. This deciduous understory shrub is native to woodlands, open forests, and disturbed areas throughout the central and southeastern United States. Beautyberry has pale green leaves along graceful…

A New Fungus Among-Us: “Chip Cherry” makes first appearance in North Carolina

New plants, animals and fungi are not only found in far-away exotic locations. The Carolina campus might be a surprising place to find an fungus never before documented from North Carolina, but recently a Carolina Biology major did just that. 

New Flora Covers Entire Southeastern United States

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The southeastern United States is home to incredible biodiversity, and new plants are discovered in this area every year. Plant lists for this region, or Flora, evolve and change, making the most recent edition vital for professionals working in conservation and natural resources management.   On the cutting edge of the research to identify plants and their ranges are herbaria. Herbaria are collections of…

Garden Shop Now Online!

You can now order from our Garden Shop online! From botanical t-shirts to gardening books to native wildflower seeds to crafts by local artists, you’re sure to find an awesome gift for the plant-lover in your life (or a treat for yourself!). Think of us when doing your holiday shopping: all proceeds from our Garden…

Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture Spring Session

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We are delighted to offer another section of Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture Online for Spring 2021. The course runs March 1 – April 12. The gift of online learning makes a perfect present, as well! Learn more and register today at go.ncsu.edu/therapeutic-hort-online This Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture course is the first in a series of…

2020 Edition: Flora of the Southeastern United States

The Flora covers the biogeographic region of the moist, relictual, unglaciated southeastern North America: south of the glacial boundary and east of the “dry line” to the west that marks a marked floristic boundary to the Great Plains prairies to the northwest and the Madrean woodlands and scrub to the southwest.  By states, this means…