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. 

Helen Shedd Sherwin

photo for Herbarium bio of collector Helen Shedd Sherwin

(4 August 1921 – 23 November 1990 ) Helen Shedd Sherwin was born in Raleigh, North Carolina to Edith Sherwin nee Dodson and Melvin Ernest Sherwin.  Her father was a professor of agriculture at North Carolina State College in that city.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Women’s College of the University of North Carolina (which later became…

New Flora Covers Entire Southeastern United States

map of Flora downloads

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…