Special Collections


Coll_ID Collection Name Description Update Publish Action
nhp_2018 2018 Natural Heritage Program List This list is dynamic and is revised frequently as new data become available. New species are added to the list, and others are dropped from the list as appropriate. The list is published every two years. Further information may be obtained by contacting the North Carolina Natural Heritage Program, Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, 1651 MSC, Raleigh, NC 27699-1651. This collection contains most but not all of the vascular plants in the published list. A complete digital version of the list, can be obtained from the Natural Heritage Program website at www.ncnhp.org. 2019-12-01 1 view
2024_seedlist 2024 Members' Seed List We are pleased to offer free seed to our members in 2024 through the Members' Seed Distribution Program. NCBG members may select up to 4 species (and 2 alternates) from this list to order online beginning in January. Seed distribution will run through October 31 or until supplies last. 2023-12-05 1 view
openkey Common Trees of the North Carolina Piedmont These web pages provide resources for identifying and developing botanical knowledge of tree species of the North Carolina Piedmont. The overall aim is to make tree identification more accessible and reliable than is often the case for non-professional botanists using traditional keys - http://www.ibiblio.org/openkey/index.html. Citation: Stephen M. Seiberling, Alan S. Weakley, and Peter S. White (2005 onwards). Common Trees of the North Carolina Piedmont: Identification, Descriptions, Illustrations, and Glossary. Version: March 7, 2006. 2019-11-29 1 view
cg_shrubtree Conservation Gardening Shrubs and Trees Collection of recommended native shrubs and trees. 2019-08-22 1 view
ncbg_dps Daily Plant Sale In addition to the species listed below, we have Chrysogonum virginianum 'Allen Bush', Symphyotrichum ericoides 'Snow Flurry' and Hibiscus coccineus 'White Flower form' for sale. 2024-07-21 1 view
easywildflowers Easy Wildflowers Plant list from Easy Native Wildflowers for your Home Landscape by Catherine Bollinger. 2020/21 Fall/Winter Conservation Gardener Magazine 2020-08-10 1 view
nc_poll NC Pollinator Toolkit Species List Species listed in the NC Pollinator Toolkit 2019-06-03 1 view
ncbg_seedsales NCBG Garden Shop seed packs Seed packs of each of these species are available for purchase in the NCBG Garden Shop. The Garden Shop is open 9-5 Tuesday-Saturday and 1-5 Sunday. 2020-01-22 1 view
wfoy North Carolina Wildflower of the Year The North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc. are co-sponsors of the North Carolina Wildflower of the Year program. In 2011 we celebrated thirty years of this conservation project, which was initiated in 1982. The aim is to actively promote, each year, throughout the state and region an attractive plant that is native to the southeastern United States. 2018-08-04 1 view
nps_ferns NPS Ferns and Lycophytes For the National Park Service project 2021-01-07 1 view
hort_ab Recommended Hort. - annuals, biennials, short-lived perennials Native species that you need to leave room for (ie. annuals, biennials, and short-lived reseeding perennials). 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_avgsun Recommended Hort. - average to moist sun Native species for sunny areas with average to moist soil. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_container_fill Recommended Hort. - container (fillers) Native species that are good for container gardening and can be used as a "filler" component (ie. plants that fill the space and hide the soil). This is only a starting point, not an exhaustive list as most of our native species can be successfully grown in containers. 2023-04-27 1 view
hort_container_spill Recommended Hort. - container (spillers) Native species that are good for container gardening and can be used as a "spiller" component (ie. plants that weep over the edge of the pot). This is only a starting point, not an exhaustive list as most of our native species can be successfully grown in containers. 2023-04-27 1 view
hort_container_thrill Recommended Hort. - container (thrillers) Native species that are good for container gardening and can be used as a "thriller" component (ie. a tall plant usually with a strong statement of form and color). This is only a starting point, not an exhaustive list as most of our native species can be successfully grown in containers. 2023-04-27 1 view
hort_deertol Recommended Hort. - deer tolerant Native species that are deer tolerant. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_drysun Recommended Hort. - dry sun species Native species for sunny areas with dry soil. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_erosion Recommended Hort. - erosion control Native species that are good for erosion control. 2019-08-29 1 view
hort_nectarfall Recommended Hort. - fall nectar Native species that produce nectar and pollen in the late fall. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_ferns Recommended Hort. - ferns Native ferns. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_shadefall Recommended Hort. - shade fall blooming Fall blooming native species that are good for shade. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_gramshade Recommended Hort. - shade graminoids Native grasses, sedges, and rushes for shade. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_gcshade Recommended Hort. - shade groundcovers Native groundcovers for shade. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_shadespring Recommended Hort. - shade spring blooming Spring-blooming native species that are good for shade. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_spread Recommended Hort. - spreaders Native species that are rhizomatous or seedy spreaders that are lovely and/or do a good job colonizing tricky spaces but can be bullies in a smaller garden if they are happy enough. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_nectarspring Recommended Hort. - spring nectar Native species that produce nectar and pollen in the early spring. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_gramsun Recommended Hort. - sun graminoids Native grasses, sedges, and rushes for sun. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_gcsun Recommended Hort. - sun groundcovers Native groundcovers for sun. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_sunpied Recommended Hort. - sunny piedmont A short list of excellent garden plants for a sunny spot in the NC piedmont. These species were included in an NCBG garden exhibit at the USBG in Washington, DC during the summer and fall of 2019. 2019-09-23 1 view
hort_vines Recommended Hort. - vines Native vines. 2019-08-16 1 view
hort_wet Recommended Hort. - wet feet Native species that don't mind wet feet. 2019-08-27 1 view
sos Seeds of Success Seeds of Success (SOS) is the national native seed collection program, led by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in partnership with a variety of federal agencies and non-federal organizations. SOS’s mission is to collect wildland native seed for research, development, germplasm conservation, and ecosystem restoration. 2019-03-13 1 view
solar_nc_all Solar Mix for NC Seed list from North Carolina Technical Guidance for Native Plantings on Solar Sites. 2018-08-04 1 view
cg_piedtree Trees for the Piedmont Collection of recommended native trees for the Piedmont. 2023-04-24 1 view
wotas Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast This is the collection of plants that appears in the Timber Press publication, Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast. 2020-01-19 1 view