Announcing the 2024 NC Wildflower of the Year

Erect Snoutbean (Rhynchosia tomentosa)

We are excited to announce this year’s North Carolina Wildflower of the Year, erect snoutbean (Rhynchosia tomentosa). This little-known member of the legume family grows in dry and sandy woodlands in the southeastern U.S.

Celebrating More Than 40 years!

The North Carolina Wildflower of the Year program is managed by the North Carolina Botanical Garden with some financial support from the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. Started in 1982, this program celebrates one southeastern native wildflower each year by collecting, cleaning and distributing thousands of packets of its seed to interested parties throughout our region.

Learn more about each of the Wildflower of the Year species here.