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NCBG - Education Center Landscape

Our new James & Delight Allen Education Center is the first building on a UNC campus, the first state-owned building in North Carolina, and the state's first public museum and outreach center to earn LEED platinum status! UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp, Governor Beverly Perdue, UNC Board of Trustees Chair Bob Winston, and others dedicated the facility on October 12, 2009. Governor Perdue hailed the new center as a model for green building.

Last Update: 2020-01-01

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scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
Acer floridanum Southern Sugar Maple 50–80 ft. detail
Actaea racemosa Early Black-cohosh Perennial Forb/herb 3-8 ft. detail
Aesculus sylvatica Painted Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 3-16 ft. detail
Agarista populifolia Florida-hobblebush Perennial Shrub 6-15 feet detail
Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-25 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 ternarius Split-beard Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 1.5-4 ft. detail
Anemone caroliniana Carolina Anemone Perennial Forb/herb detail
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Columbine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-pulpit Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Arnica acaulis Leopard’s-bane Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry up to 12 ft. detail
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger Perennial Forb/herb 2–8 in. detail
Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Asclepias purpurascens Purple Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/4-3 ft. detail
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Astilbe biternata Appalachian False Goat’s Beard Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Baptisia alba White Wild Indigo Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Baptisia albescens Spiked Wild Indigo Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Betula nigra River Birch Perennial Tree 50-80 ft detail
Boltonia asteroides White Doll’s-Daisy Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris Common Hairsedge Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
Calycanthus floridus Sweet-shrub Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper Perennial Vine up to 40 ft detail
Carex flaccosperma Thinfruit Sedge Perennial Graminoid 8-12 in. detail
Carex frankii Frank’s Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Perennial Tree, Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud Perennial Tree, Shrub 16–33 ft. detail
Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar Perennial Tree up to 50 ft. detail
Chamaelirium luteum Fairy-wand Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Chasmanthium laxum Slender Woodoats Perennial Graminoid 2 ft. detail
Chionanthus virginicus Fringe-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 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
Claytonia virginica Eastern Spring-beauty Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
Coreopsis auriculata Lobed Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 6-8 in. detail
Coreopsis verticillata Whorled Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-36 ft. detail
Crataegus viridis Green Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Dionaea muscipula Venus Flytrap Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Dryopteris celsa Log Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Echinacea purpurea Eastern Purple Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail
Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Lovegrass Perennial Graminoid to 20 inches detail
Eryngium yuccifolium Northern Rattlesnake-master Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Euonymus americanus Heart’s-a-bustin’ Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
Eurybia divaricata White Wood Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Eutrochium fistulosum Hollow-stem Joe-pye-weed Perennial Forb/herb 5-8 ft. detail
Franklinia alatamaha Franklinia Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-20 ft. detail
Gaillardia pulchella Blanket-flower Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Gaultheria procumbens Eastern Teaberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 2–6 in. detail
Gillenia trifoliata Mountain Indian-physic Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 2-3 ft. detail
Gordonia lasianthus Loblolly Bay Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Helianthus resinosus Resinous Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb detail
Helianthus schweinitzii Schweinitz’s Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb detail
Heuchera americana American Alumroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Hibiscus coccineus Scarlet Rose-mallow Perennial Forb/herb 4-7 ft. detail
Hibiscus moscheutos Crimson-eyed Rose-mallow Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea Perennial Shrub 6-8 ft.; width 6-8 ft. detail
Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-20 ft. detail
Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
Ilex verticillata Common Winterberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. detail
Illicium floridanum Florida Anise Tree Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. tall detail
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
Iris tridentata Savanna Iris Perennial Forb/herb 12-28 inches detail
Juncus coriaceus Leathery Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Kalmia buxifolia Sand-myrtle detail
Kalmia carolina Southern Sheepkill Perennial Shrub detail
Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Leucothoe fontanesiana Mountain Doghobble Perennial Shrub 6 ft. detail
Liatris squarrosa Scaly Blazing Star Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Lilium michauxii Carolina Lily Perennial Forb/herb 18 in.-3 1/2 feet detail
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Perennial Tree (10–)15–35(–45) m tall. detail
Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Luzula acuminata Hairy Woodrush Perennial Graminoid up to 1 ft. detail
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia Perennial Tree 60-80 ft. detail
Magnolia tripetala Umbrella Magnolia Perennial Tree 30-40 ft. detail
Manfreda virginica Eastern False-aloe Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Marshallia obovata var. obovata Piedmont Barbara's-buttons Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum Perennial Tree 60 plus feet detail
Oenothera fruticosa Southern Sundrops Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Parthenium integrifolium Wild Quinine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 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
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. 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 ovata Mountain Phlox detail
Phlox paniculata Summer Phlox Perennial Forb/herb 1-5 ft. detail
Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
Pinus echinata Rosemary Pine Perennial Tree (15–)20–35(–45) m tall. detail
Pinus palustris Longleaf Pine Perennial Tree 80-100 ft. detail
Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine Perennial Tree detail
Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Perennial Tree (20–)25–40(–55) m tall. detail
Polemonium reptans var. reptans Spreading Jacob’s-ladder Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum King Solomon’s-seal Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Prunus caroliniana Carolina Laurel Cherry Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum muticum Short-toothed Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Quercus nigra Water Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus stellata Post Oak Perennial Tree to 85 feet detail
Rhododendron austrinum Florida Flame Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 feet Spread 4-6 feet detail
Rhododendron catawbiense Catawba Rhododendron Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Rhododendron cumberlandense Cumberland Azalea Perennial Shrub detail
Rhododendron maximum Great Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Rhododendron periclymenoides Pinxter-flower Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
Ribes echinellum Miccosukee Gooseberry Perennial Shrub detail
Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii Black-eyed-Susan 2-3 ft. detail
Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Salvia azurea Azure Blue Sage Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Salvia azurea var. azurea Azure Sage Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf Sage Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-12 in. detail
Sarracenia flava Yellow Pitcherplant Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet detail
Scutellaria incana Hoary Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Scutellaria ovata Heartleaf Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Sericocarpus linifolius Narrow-leaf White-topped Aster Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
Silene virginica Fire Pink Perennial Forb/herb 12-18 in. detail
Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie Rosinweed Perennial Forb/herb detail
Sisyrinchium angustifolium Narrow-leaved Blue-eyed-grass Perennial Forb/herb 8-12 in. detail
Solidago bicolor Silverrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Solidago curtisii Curtis’s Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Solidago gigantea Giant Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 1/2 ft. detail
Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis Eastern Gray Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb detail
Solidago rugosa Rough-leaf Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
Spiraea virginiana Virginia Spiraea Perennial Shrub detail
Styrax grandifolius Bigleaf Snowbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum concolor Eastern Silvery Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-4 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum Starved Aster Perennial Forb/herb detail
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Eastern Aromatic Aster Perennial Forb/herb 3 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum patens Clasping American-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum undulatum Clasping Heart-leaf Aster Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum walteri Walter’s American-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Taenidia integerrima Yellow Pimpernel Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Thalictrum revolutum Skunk Meadow-rue Perennial Forb/herb 4-5 ft. detail
Thalictrum thalictroides Windflower Perennial Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
Thelypteris kunthii Southern Shield Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower Perennial Forb/herb 10-12 in. detail
Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio Spiderwort Perennial Forb/herb 10 in.-4 ft. detail
Trillium luteum Yellow Trillium Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock Perennial Tree 60 ft. detail
Tsuga caroliniana Carolina Hemlock Perennial Tree detail
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub 15 ft detail
Vaccinium myrsinites Southern Evergreen Blueberry Perennial Shrub detail
Vernonia noveboracensis New York Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
Viburnum nudum Possumhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 15 feet detail
Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Zizia aurea Common Golden Alexanders Perennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. detail