In a shift that represents a significant milestone in the recovery of smooth purple coneflower (Echinacea laevigata), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reclassifying this southeastern native wildflower from endangered to threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
In 2010, two veterinary pathologists reported on the deaths of dozens of cedar waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) in southern Georgia. Upon performing necropsies, they found that the birds had consumed nandina berries, a commonly cultivated, ornamental shrub native to China and Japan. The birds had tissue damage consistent with cyanide poisoning.
This month, Alan Weakley, along with Michael Lee and the greater Southeastern Flora Team, released the 2022 edition of the Flora of the Southeastern United States (FSUS), including 90 new keys, 700 new taxa, an expanded geographic range, and more.
Two hundred million years ago, before birds existed, or bees, or wildflowers, molten rock seeped into cracks below the surface of what’s now Durham, North Carolina.
Join our team! We’re hiring for our Natura Areas Conservation Internship, a hands-on, outdoor summer opportunity for UNC students interested in applied conservation and natural areas management.
Join our team! We’re hiring for the Muriel Easterling Piedmont Nature Trails Internship, a hands-on, outdoor summer internship for UNC students interested in applied conservation and natural areas management.
An extensive clonal colony of Tiarella austrina, spreading through stolons. Unicoi Gap at Towns/White county line, Georgia. Photo by Guy Nesom, 6 May 2021. by Guy L. Nesom, Ph.D. Lots…
Calling aspiring horticulturists: we’re hiring for summer internships at our main display gardens and Coker Arboretum! These three-month, full-time, paid positions help with all kinds of garden maintenance tasks. Learn more and apply by February 21.
(10 January 1892 — 31 October 1974) The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU) has over 200 vascular plant and over 650 fungal specimens collected Alma Holland…
Did you know the North Carolina Botanical Garden stewards over 1,100 acres of garden and conservation areas? Some of these are well known, like our display gardens, Coker Arboretum, and…