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NC Pollinator Toolkit Species List

Species listed in the NC Pollinator Toolkit

Last Update: 2019-06-03

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Actaea racemosa Early Black-cohosh Perennial Forb/herb 3-8 ft. detail
Agrostis hyemalis Hairgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Aletris farinosa White Colicroot Perennial Forb/herb 1-3.5 ft. detail
Allium cernuum Nodding Onion Perennial Forb/herb 12-15 in. detail
Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-25 ft. detail
Ampelaster carolinianus Climbing Aster Perennial Shrub, Vine to 6+ ft. detail
Amsonia ciliata Sandhills Bluestar Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern Bluestar Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 4-8 ft. detail
Andropogon ternarius Split-beard Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 1.5-4 ft. detail
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Columbine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Asclepias variegata White Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Asimina triloba Common Pawpaw Perennial Tree, Shrub height and spread 15-30 feet detail
Baptisia albescens Spiked Wild Indigo Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Bidens aristosa Ditch-daisy Annual, Biennial Forb/herb to 6 ft. detail
Blephilia ciliata Downy Woodmint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. (Spread 1-1.5 ft.) detail
Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
Centrosema virginianum Spurred Butterfly Pea Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 5 ft. long detail
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Perennial Tree, Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud Perennial Tree, Shrub 16–33 ft. detail
Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata Common Partridge-pea Annual Forb/herb 6 in. - 1.5 ft. detail
Chamaecrista nictitans Sensitive Partridge Pea Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-20 in. detail
Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
Chelone glabra White Turtlehead Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Chelone lyonii Pink Turtlehead Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Chrysogonum virginianum Green-and-gold Perennial Forb/herb 2-10 in. detail
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Golden-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Cirsium discolor Field Thistle Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb 2-8 ft. detail
Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue Mistflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Coreopsis auriculata Lobed Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 6-8 in. detail
Coreopsis gladiata Coastal Plain Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Coreopsis major Greater Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Coreopsis tripteris Tall Coreopsis Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
Coreopsis verticillata Whorled Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Danthonia sericea Silky Oat-grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Dicentra eximia Wild Bleeding-heart Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Dichanthelium clandestinum Deer-tongue Witchgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Elymus virginicus Virginia Wildrye Perennial Graminoid detail
Eragrostis hirsuta Bigtop Lovegrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium Northern Rattlesnake-master Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
Eurybia divaricata White Wood Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Euthamia caroliniana Slender Goldentop Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Eutrochium fistulosum Hollow-stem Joe-pye-weed Perennial Forb/herb 5-8 ft. detail
Eutrochium purpureum Purple Joe-pye-weed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Gaillardia pulchella Blanket-flower Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
Helenium autumnale Common Sneezeweed Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Helenium flexuosum Purplehead Sneezeweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-6 ft. detail
Helianthus atrorubens Purpledisk Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 2 1/2-6 1/2 ft. detail
Helianthus divaricatus Woodland Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 2-7 ft. detail
Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides Eastern Oxeye Perennial Forb/herb detail
Heuchera americana American Alumroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Hibiscus moscheutos Crimson-eyed Rose-mallow Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St-John's-wort Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 1-4 ft. detail
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
Iris verna Dwarf Violet Iris Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
Isotrema macrophyllum Pipevine 6-30 ft. detail
Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire Perennial Shrub 3-4 ft.; width 3-4 ft. detail
Kosteletzkya pentacarpos Seashore-mallow 1-5 ft. detail
Lespedeza virginica Slender Lespedeza Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Liatris pilosa Shaggy Blazing Star Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Liatris spicata var. spicata Florist’s Gayfeather Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa Scaly Blazing Star Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Lilium superbum Turk’s-cap Lily Perennial Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
Lindera benzoin Smooth Northern Spicebush Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-9 ft. detail
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip-tree Perennial Tree detail
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail
Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Perennial Vine Climbs 8-10 ft. or more detail
Maianthemum racemosum Solomon’s-plume Perennial Forb/herb 10-24 in. detail
Marshallia obovata var. obovata Piedmont Barbara's-buttons Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Mimulus ringens var. ringens Allegheny Monkey-flower Perennial Forb/herb 6 - 36 in. detail
Monarda didyma Beebalm Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Monarda fistulosa Appalachian Bergamot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Monarda punctata Eastern Horse-mint Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Muhlenbergia capillaris Hairgrass Perennial Graminoid 3 ft. detail
Oenothera fruticosa Southern Sundrops Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Packera anonyma Small’s Ragwort Perennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. detail
Packera aurea Golden Ragwort Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Panicum anceps Beaked Panic Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Panicum virgatum Switchgrass Perennial Graminoid 4-5 ft. detail
Parthenium integrifolium var. integrifolium Common Wild Quinine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Passiflora incarnata Purple Passionflower Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 12 ft. detail
Penstemon canescens Eastern Gray Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Penstemon laevigatus Eastern Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Penstemon smallii Small’s Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 18-24 in. detail
Phlox divaricata Eastern Blue Phlox Perennial Forb/herb to 20 in. detail
Phlox nivalis Pineland Phlox Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Phlox paniculata Summer Phlox Perennial Forb/herb 1-5 ft. detail
Phlox stolonifera Creeping Phlox Perennial Forb/herb 8 inches detail
Physocarpus opulifolius Atlantic Ninebark Perennial Shrub to 8 ft. detail
Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum King Solomon’s-seal Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
Pontederia cordata Heartleaf Pickerelweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum incanum Hoary Mountainmint Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum muticum Short-toothed Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides Southern Mountainmint Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Rhus copallinum Winged Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
Rosa carolina Carolina Rose Perennial Subshrub height and spread 3-6 ft. detail
Rudbeckia hirta var. angustifolia Coastal Plain Black-eyed Susan Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb detail
Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta Woodland Black-eyed Susan Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb detail
Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima Weedy Black-eyed Susan Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb detail
Rudbeckia laciniata Green-head Coneflower Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
Rudbeckia triloba var. triloba Common Three-lobed Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb detail
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet detail
Saururus cernuus Lizard’s Tail Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 2-3 ft. detail
Scutellaria incana Hoary Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Scutellaria integrifolia Large-flower Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Scutellaria ovata Heartleaf Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Sedum ternatum Woodland Stonecrop Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
Silene virginica Fire Pink Perennial Forb/herb 12-18 in. detail
Silphium asteriscus Starry Rosinweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Solidago caesia Axillary Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Solidago erecta Slender Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis Eastern Gray Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb detail
Solidago odora Anise-scented Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Solidago pinetorum Pineywoods Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Solidago rugosa Rough-leaf Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
Solidago speciosa Perennial Forb/herb 4 ft. detail
Sorghastrum nutans Yellow Indiangrass Perennial Graminoid 6 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum concolor Eastern Silvery Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-4 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum grandiflorum Large-flower American-aster Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England Aster Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum patens var. patens Common Clasping Aster Perennial Forb/herb detail
Symphyotrichum undulatum Clasping Heart-leaf Aster Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Thermopsis villosa Carolina Bush Pea Perennial Forb/herb 4-5 ft. detail
Tiarella cordifolia var. collina Foamflower Perennial Forb/herb 6-12 in.; spread-1 ft. detail
Tridens flavus Tall Redtop Perennial Graminoid detail
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub 15 ft detail
Verbesina alternifolia Common Wingstem Perennial Forb/herb 3-9 ft. detail
Vernonia acaulis Stemless Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Vernonia glauca Broadleaf Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
Vernonia noveboracensis New York Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
Veronicastrum virginicum Culver’s-root Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Viola sororia Common Blue Violet Annual, Perennial Forb/herb 2-8 in. detail
Yucca filamentosa Adam’s Needle Perennial Subshrub, Shrub, Forb/herb 4-8 ft. detail
Zizia aurea Common Golden Alexanders Perennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. detail