Wildflowers of the United States

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Reaching a maximum height of a foot with large, white flowers, Wood-Anemone stars in the spring border. Cactaceae - Cactus family. This is not a comprehensive list of all native plants in North Carolina. Campanulaceae - Bellflower family. New growth emerges followed by a periwinkle blooms.

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The list now includes every North Carolina species that appears in Dr. The plant gets its name from the milky looking appearance of its sap. Cuscutaceae - Dodder family. For a complete list of references, download the spreadsheet below and refer to the "References" tab.

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Suitable in Zones Photography courtesy of Emily via Flickr. Rhamnaceae - Buckthorn family. Photography courtesy of Emily via Flickr. Orobanchaceae - Broom-rape family. How you can help, right now. Iridaceae - Iris family. Aspleniaceae - Spleenwort family. Convolvulaceae - Morning-glory family. Polemoniaceae - Phlox family. Donate to Help Save Birds.

Agavaceae - Agave flowers native to north carolina. Brassicaceae - Mustard family. Photography courtesy of Joshua Mayer via Flickr. Osmundaceae - Royal Fern Family. Bursting Heart, Hearts-a-bustin', Strawberry Bush. Amsonia tabernaemontana blooms in the spring. Cyperaceae - Sedge family. Some are more suited to home gardens while others are best viewed in their native habitat. Suitable in Zones Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States.

Over time, the fern will reach two feet tall. Coastal Plain Bird Friendly Native Plant Brochure Download a list of native plants that provide a variety of foods for birds and that also grow well in gardens and yards in the Coastal Plains.

A Guide to Native Plants in North Carolina

Acanthaceae - Acanthus family. Hippocastanaceae - Horse-Chestnut Family. Our hardiness zones range from Zone 6a in the mountains to Zone 8a at the coast. In the early spring, blue-violet flowers emerge from the base of strappy foliage.

How to Plant Flowers in North Carolina

Nelumbonaceae - Indian lotus. Liliaceae - Lily family. Fish and Wildlife Service via Flickr.

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