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NCBG - Piedmont Nature Trail

Down slope from the Display Gardens and Education Center is an 88-acre area known as the Piedmont Nature Trails. Opened to the public in 1966, the trails provide over two miles of hiking through a typical central North Carolina forest. Open from dawn to dusk every day of the year, the trails consist of two major loops, the Streamside Trail and the Oak-Hickory Trail. The easier Streamside Trail crosses Meeting-of-the-Waters Creek twice as it meanders through the lower sections of this site. The more difficult Oak-Hickory Trail traverses hillier portions. A diversity of hardwood and evergreen trees, shrubs, and woodland wildflowers thrive in these woods. Interpretive brochures and a trail map are available at the entrance to the trail. The trail walk can take from 15 to 45 minutes or more, depending upon the path taken and your pace.

Last Update: 2018-09-17

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scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
Acalypha gracilens Shortstalk Copperleaf Annual Forb/herb to 2 1/2 ft. detail
Adiantum pedatum Northern Maidenhair Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Aesculus sylvatica Painted Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 3-16 ft. detail
Agalinis tenuifolia Slenderleaf False Foxglove Annual Forb/herb 8-30 in. detail
Ageratina aromatica Small-leaved White Snakeroot Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Agrimonia pubescens Downy Agrimony Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Ailanthus altissima Copal Tree Perennial Tree detail
Ajuga reptans Carpet Bugle Perennial Forb/herb detail
Albizia julibrissin Mimosa Perennial Tree, Shrub 33–50 ft. detail
Aletris farinosa White Colicroot Perennial Forb/herb 1-3.5 ft. detail
Allium vineale Onion-grass Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Alnus serrulata Tag Alder Perennial Tree, Shrub 15 feet detail
Ambrosia artemisiifolia Annual Ragweed Annual Forb/herb 1-6 ft. detail
Ambrosia trifida Giant Ragweed Annual Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-12 ft. detail
Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-25 ft. detail
Andropogon ternarius Split-beard Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 1.5-4 ft. detail
Antennaria plantaginifolia Plantain Pussytoes Perennial Forb/herb 2 1/2-8 in. detail
Anthemis arvensis Corn Chamomile Annual Forb/herb 4-32 in. detail
Anthoxanthum odoratum Sweet Vernal Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Apios americana Common Groundnut Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 12 ft. detail
Aplectrum hyemale Adam And Eve Perennial Forb/herb 8-20 in. detail
Apocynum cannabinum Hemp Dogbane Perennial Forb/herb 1-4.5 ft. detail
Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Columbine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Arisaema dracontium Green Dragon Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-pulpit Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Arnoglossum atriplicifolium Pale Indian-plantain Perennial Forb/herb 3-8 ft. detail
Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry up to 12 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 parviflora Small-flowered Pawpaw Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Asimina triloba Common Pawpaw Perennial Tree, Shrub height and spread 15-30 feet detail
Asplenium platyneuron Ebony Spleenwort Perennial Forb/herb 1 ft. detail
Aureolaria virginica Downy Oak-leech Perennial Forb/herb 1-5 ft. detail
Barbarea vulgaris Common Winter-cress Biennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. detail
Berberis julianae Wintergreen Barberry Perennial Shrub detail
Betula nigra River Birch Perennial Tree 50-80 ft detail
Bidens aristosa Ditch-daisy Annual, Biennial Forb/herb to 6 ft. detail
Bignonia capreolata Cross-vine Perennial Vine to 30 feet or more detail
Boehmeria cylindrica False-nettle Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Brachyelytrum erectum Common Shorthusk Perennial Graminoid detail
Bromus catharticus Rescue Grass Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
Buglossoides arvensis Corn Gromwell Annual Forb/herb 6-20 in. detail
Calycanthus floridus Sweet-shrub Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper Perennial Vine up to 40 ft detail
Cardamine angustata Eastern Slender Toothwort Perennial Forb/herb 4-16 in. detail
Cardamine hirsuta Hairy Bittercress Annual Forb/herb 3-15 in. detail
Cardamine pensylvanica Pennsylvania Bittercress Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb 6-22 in. detail
Carex blanda Eastern Woodland Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex caroliniana Carolina Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex cephalophora Oval-leaved Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex complanata Hirsute Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex glaucescens Southern Waxy Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex laxiflora Broad Loose-flowered Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex leavenworthii Leavenworth’s Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex lupulina Hop Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex lurida Sallow Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex nigromarginata Black-edged Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex normalis Greater Straw Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex rosea Rosy Sedge Perennial Graminoid up to 1 ft. detail
Carex styloflexa Bent Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex vulpinoidea Fox Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carex willdenowii Willdenow’s Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Carpinus caroliniana Ironwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 13-50 ft. detail
Carya carolinae-septentrionalis Carolina Hickory Perennial Tree 65–100 ft. detail
Carya cordiformis Bitternut Hickory Perennial Tree 50–115 ft. detail
Carya glabra Pignut Hickory Perennial Tree 50–100 ft. detail
Carya ovata Common Shagbark Hickory Perennial Tree detail
Carya pallida Pale Hickory Perennial Tree detail
Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
Celastrus orbiculatus Oriental Bittersweet Perennial Vine detail
Celtis laevigata Southern Hackberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 65–100 ft. detail
Celtis occidentalis Common Hackberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 40-60 feet detail
Celtis tenuifolia Dwarf Hackberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-36 ft. detail
Chamaelirium luteum Fairy-wand Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
Cheilanthes lanosa Hairy Lipfern Perennial Forb/herb detail
Chenopodium album Lamb’s-quarters Annual Forb/herb 1-10 ft. detail
Chimaphila maculata Spotted Wintergreen Perennial Subshrub 4-8 in. detail
Chionanthus virginicus Fringe-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Golden-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Clematis terniflora Sweet Autumn Clematis Perennial Vine detail
Clematis viorna Northern Leatherflower Perennial Vine Climbs 8-10 feet or more detail
Clitoria mariana Butterfly Pea Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to nearly 2 ft. long detail
Commelina communis Asiatic Dayflower Annual Forb/herb 12-32 in. detail
Commelina virginica Virginia Dayflower Perennial Forb/herb 8-34 in. detail
Conium maculatum Poison Hemlock Biennial Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
Conoclinium coelestinum Blue Mistflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Corallorhiza odontorhiza Autumn Coralroot Perennial Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
Coreopsis auriculata Lobed Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 6-8 in. detail
Coreopsis major Greater Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Cornus amomum Silky Dogwood Perennial Shrub height and Spread 6 - 12 feet detail
Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-36 ft. detail
Corydalis flavula Short-spurred Corydalis Annual Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Corylus americana American Hazelnut Perennial Shrub 10-16 ft. detail
Crataegus flava Yellowleaf Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Crataegus marshallii Parsley Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 ft. detail
Crataegus uniflora Dwarf Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Cryptotaenia canadensis Canadian Honewort Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Cunila origanoides American-dittany Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 8-16 in. detail
Cuscuta campestris Field Dodder to several ft. (long). detail
Cuscuta gronovii Common Dodder Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 6 ft. detail
Cyperus echinatus Globe Flatsedge Perennial Graminoid detail
Cyperus iria Rice-field Flatsedge Annual Graminoid detail
Dactylis glomerata Cock’s-foot Perennial Graminoid detail
Danthonia spicata Moonshine Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Daucus carota Queen Anne’s-lace Biennial Forb/herb 1-6 ft. detail
Desmodium glutinosum Clusterleaf Tick-trefoil Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Desmodium nudiflorum Naked Tick-trefoil Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 in. and to 3 ft. (flowering stem) detail
Desmodium nuttallii Nuttall’s Tick-trefoil Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Desmodium perplexum Perplexed Ticktrefoil Perennial Forb/herb detail
Desmodium rotundifolium Prostrate Ticktrefoil Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-5 ft. long detail
Dichanthelium boscii Bosc’s Witchgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Dichanthelium commutatum Variable Witchgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Dichanthelium laxiflorum Open-flower Witchgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Diodia virginiana Virginia Buttonweed Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-18 in. detail
Dioscorea oppositifolia Chinese Yam Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 65 ft. (tall) detail
Dioscorea villosa Wild Yam Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 23 ft. long detail
Diospyros virginiana American Persimmon Perennial Tree 35-60 ft. detail
Diphasiastrum digitatum Common Running-cedar detail
Dipsacus fullonum Common Teasel Biennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-6 1/2 ft. detail
Doellingeria infirma Appalachian Flat-topped White Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-3 1/2 ft. detail
Eclipta prostrata False Daisy Annual, Perennial Forb/herb to 2 ft. detail
Elaeagnus pungens Autumn Silverberry Perennial Shrub detail
Elaeagnus umbellata Autumn Olive Perennial Shrub detail
Elephantopus carolinianus Carolina Elephantsfoot Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Elephantopus tomentosus Devil’s Grandmother Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
Elymus villosus Downy Wild-rye Perennial Graminoid detail
Epifagus virginiana Beechdrops Annual Forb/herb 4-18 in. detail
Eragrostis hirsuta Bigtop Lovegrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Erigeron annuus Annual Fleabane Annual Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Eryngium yuccifolium Northern Rattlesnake-master Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Erythrina herbacea Coral Bean Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub to 5 ft. detail
Erythronium americanum Dogtooth Violet Perennial Forb/herb 4-10 in. detail
Euonymus americanus Heart’s-a-bustin’ Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
Euonymus fortunei Chinese Spindle-tree Shrub detail
Eupatorium album White Thoroughwort Perennial Forb/herb to 3 ft. detail
Eupatorium capillifolium Common Dog-fennel Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-6 ft. detail
Eupatorium hyssopifolium Hyssopleaf Eupatorium Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Eupatorium serotinum Late Eupatorium Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
Euphorbia corollata Eastern Flowering Spurge Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-3 ft. detail
Euphorbia cyparissias Graveyard Spurge Perennial Forb/herb 6-12 in. detail
Eurybia divaricata White Wood Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Eutrochium dubium Coastal Plain Joe-pye-weed Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
Fagus grandifolia American Beech Perennial Tree 50-80 feet detail
Festuca subverticillata Nodding Fescue Perennial Graminoid detail
Fragaria virginiana Virginia Strawberry Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 in. detail
Fraxinus americana White Ash Perennial Tree (15–)20–30(–50) m tall. detail
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Green Ash Perennial Tree (10–)15–25(–45) m tall. detail
Galactia volubilis Downy Milkpea Perennial Vine, Forb/herb detail
Galax urceolata Beetleweed Perennial Subshrub, Shrub, Forb/herb 8-15 in. detail
Galinsoga quadriradiata Common Peruvian-daisy Annual Forb/herb 6--24 in. detail
Galium aparine Cleavers Annual Vine, Forb/herb to 5 ft. detail
Galium circaezans Forest Bedstraw Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 6-22 in. detail
Galium pilosum Hairy Bedstraw Perennial Forb/herb 6-30 in. detail
Gaylussacia dumosa Southern Dwarf Huckleberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
Gelsemium sempervirens Carolina Jessamine Perennial Vine, Shrub Climbs 8-10 feet or more detail
Gentiana villosa Striped Gentian Perennial Forb/herb 8-22 in. detail
Geranium carolinianum Carolina Crane’s-bill Annual, Biennial Forb/herb 4-24 in. detail
Geum canadense White Avens Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-2 1/2 ft. detail
Glechoma hederacea Gill-over-the-ground Perennial Forb/herb to 2 ft. (long) detail
Glyceria striata Fowl Mannagrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Goodyera pubescens Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Perennial Forb/herb 4-15 in. detail
Hamamelis virginiana American Witch-hazel Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-20 ft.; width 8-20 ft. detail
Hedera helix Common Ivy Perennial Vine detail
Helianthus divaricatus Woodland Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 2-7 ft. detail
Helianthus resinosus Resinous Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb detail
Hemerocallis fulva Orange Day-lily Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-5 ft. detail
Heuchera americana American Alumroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Hexastylis lewisii Lewis’ Heartleaf Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 detail
Hexastylis minor Little Heartleaf Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
Hieracium venosum Rattlesnakeweed Perennial Forb/herb 10-32 in. detail
Hordeum pusillum Little Barley Annual Graminoid detail
Houstonia caerulea Azure Bluet Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 in. detail
Houstonia purpurea Summer Bluet Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides Lawn Marshpennywort Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 in. detail
Hypericum hypericoides St. Andrew's Cross Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 1-3 ft. detail
Hypericum mutilum Common Dwarf St. John’s-wort Annual, Perennial Forb/herb 4-18 in. detail
Hypericum punctatum Spotted St. John’s-wort Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Hypochaeris radicata Hairy Cat’s Ear Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Hypoxis hirsuta Common Goldstar Perennial Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
Ilex cornuta Burford Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-15 ft. detail
Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-20 ft. detail
Ilex montana Mountain Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-20 feet, or more detail
Impatiens capensis Jewelweed Annual Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
Ipomoea pandurata Man Of The Earth Perennial Vine, Forb/herb 4-16 ft. detail
Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire Perennial Shrub 3-4 ft.; width 3-4 ft. detail
Iva annua Rough Marsh-elder Annual Forb/herb detail
Jeffersonia diphylla Twinleaf Perennial Forb/herb 6-11 in. detail
Juglans nigra Black Walnut Perennial Tree detail
Juncus biflorus Large Grass-leaved Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Juncus coriaceus Leathery Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Juncus scirpoides Needlepod Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Juncus tenuis Path Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Koelreuteria paniculata Golden Rain Tree Perennial Tree detail
Kosteletzkya virginica Seashore-mallow Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 5-6 ft. detail
Krigia virginica Virginia Dwarf-dandelion Annual Forb/herb 1-12 in. detail
Lactuca floridana Woodland Lettuce Annual, Biennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-6 1/2 ft. detail
Lathyrus hirsutus Caley Pea Annual Vine, Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Lespedeza bicolor Bicolor Lespedeza Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
Lespedeza cuneata Chinese Lespedeza Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Lespedeza procumbens Downy Trailing Lespedeza Perennial Forb/herb detail
Lespedeza repens Creeping Lespedeza Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Leucanthemum vulgare Common Daisy Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Leucothoe fontanesiana Mountain Doghobble Perennial Shrub 6 ft. detail
Ligusticum canadense American Lovage Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 ft. detail
Ligustrum japonicum Japanese Privet Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Ligustrum ovalifolium California Privet Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Ligustrum sinense Chinese Privet Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Lindera benzoin Smooth Northern Spicebush Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-9 ft. detail
Liparis liliifolia Lily-leaf Twayblade Perennial Forb/herb to 1 ft. detail
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Perennial Tree (10–)15–35(–45) m tall. detail
Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip-tree Perennial Tree detail
Lobelia inflata Indian-tobacco Annual Forb/herb 6-36 in. detail
Lobelia nuttallii Nuttall’s Lobelia Perennial Forb/herb 8-30 in. detail
Lobelia puberula Downy Lobelia Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
Lobelia spicata Pale Spiked Lobelia Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Lonicera japonica Japanese Honeysuckle Perennial Vine detail
Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Perennial Vine Climbs 8-10 ft. or more detail
Ludwigia palustris Common Water-purslane Perennial Forb/herb 3-12 in. detail
Luzula echinata Spreading Wood-rush Perennial Graminoid detail
Lycopus virginicus Virginia Bugleweed Perennial Forb/herb 8-36 in. detail
Lysimachia ciliata Fringed Loosestrife Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Lysimachia nummularia Creeping Jenny Perennial Forb/herb 2–4 in. (to 2 ft. long) detail
Lysimachia tonsa Appalachian Loosestrife Perennial Forb/herb detail
Magnolia acuminata Cucumber Magnolia Perennial Tree detail
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia Perennial Tree 60-80 ft. detail
Magnolia tripetala Umbrella Magnolia Perennial Tree 30-40 ft. detail
Maianthemum racemosum Solomon’s-plume Perennial Forb/herb 10-24 in. detail
Malaxis unifolia Green Adder’s-mouth Perennial Forb/herb 1-20 in. detail
Malus angustifolia Wild Crabapple Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Melica mutica Two-flower Melic Grass Perennial Graminoid 1 - 2 ft detail
Melilotus officinalis Ribbed Melilot Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb 2-7 ft. detail
Menispermum canadense Moonseed Perennial Vine detail
Microstegium vimineum Flexible Sasa-grass Annual Graminoid detail
Mitchella repens Partridge-berry Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb to 4 in. (trailing 1/2-1 ft.) detail
Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Morus rubra Red Mulberry Perennial Tree 5–20(–25) m tall. detail
Nandina domestica Nandina Perennial Shrub detail
Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum Perennial Tree 60 plus feet detail
Obolaria virginica Pennywort Perennial Forb/herb 1-6 in. detail
Oenothera fruticosa Southern Sundrops Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Oenothera laciniata Cutleaf Evening Primrose Annual, Perennial Forb/herb 6-30 in. detail
Onoclea sensibilis Sensitive Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Ophioglossum pycnostichum Southern Adder’s-tongue detail
Osmunda cinnamomea Cinnamon Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Ostrya virginiana American Hop-hornbeam Perennial Tree, Shrub 25-40 ft. detail
Oxalis dillenii Slender Yellow Woodsorrel Perennial Forb/herb 4-10 in. detail
Oxalis violacea Violet Wood-sorrel Perennial Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
Oxydendrum arboreum Sourwood Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet or more detail
Panax quinquefolius American Ginseng Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Panicum anceps Beaked Panic Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Virginia Creeper Perennial Vine detail
Paspalum dilatatum Dallis Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Paspalum floridanum Florida Paspalum Perennial Graminoid detail
Passiflora incarnata Purple Passionflower Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 12 ft. detail
Passiflora lutea Yellow Passionflower Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 15 ft. long detail
Paulownia tomentosa Empress Tree Perennial Tree (5–)10–15(–30) m tall. detail
Penstemon laevigatus Eastern Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Perilla frutescens Beefsteak-plant Annual Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Phlox nivalis Pineland Phlox Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Phlox paniculata Summer Phlox Perennial Forb/herb 1-5 ft. detail
Phytolacca americana American Pokeweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 ft. detail
Pilea pumila Canadian Clearweed Annual Forb/herb 4 - 24 in. detail
Pinus echinata Rosemary Pine Perennial Tree (15–)20–35(–45) m tall. detail
Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Perennial Tree (20–)25–40(–55) m tall. detail
Pinus virginiana Jersey Pine Perennial Tree (5–)10–20(–30) m tall. detail
Piptochaetium avenaceum Eastern Needlegrass Perennial Graminoid 3 ft. detail
Plantago aristata Buckhorn Plantain Annual, Perennial Forb/herb to 6 in. detail
Plantago rugelii American Plantain Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
Platanus occidentalis American Sycamore Perennial Tree 75-100 feet detail
Poa annua Annual Bluegrass Annual Graminoid detail
Poa cuspidata Early Bluegrass Perennial Graminoid detail
Podophyllum peltatum May-apple Perennial Forb/herb 12-18 in. detail
Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Potentilla canadensis Dwarf Cinquefoil Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 in. detail
Pueraria montana var. lobata Kudzu Perennial Vine to 100 ft. (long) detail
Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
Pyrrhopappus carolinianus Carolina Desert-chicory Annual, Biennial Forb/herb 6-20 in. detail
Quercus alba White Oak Perennial Tree to 100 feet detail
Quercus coccinea Scarlet Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus falcata Southern Red Oak Perennial Tree (15–)20–30(–40) m tall. detail
Quercus michauxii Swamp Chestnut Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus nigra Water Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus phellos Willow Oak Perennial Tree detail
Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Quercus stellata Post Oak Perennial Tree to 85 feet detail
Quercus velutina Black Oak Perennial Tree to 80 feet x 40 feet detail
Ranunculus abortivus Kidneyleaf Buttercup Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb 6-24 in. detail
Ranunculus hispidus Bristly Buttercup Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Ranunculus parviflorus Smallflower Buttercup Annual Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
Ranunculus sardous Sardinian Buttercup Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb detail
Rhamnus davurica Davurian Buckthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Rhododendron calendulaceum Flame Azalea Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
Rhododendron carolinianum Carolina Rhododendron Perennial Shrub detail
Rhododendron catawbiense Catawba Rhododendron Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Rhododendron maximum Great Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Rhododendron minus Gorge Rhododendron Perennial Shrub 6 ft. detail
Rhododendron periclymenoides Pinxter-flower Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
Rhus glabra Smooth Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 9-15 ft. detail
Ribes echinellum Miccosukee Gooseberry Perennial Shrub detail
Robinia pseudoacacia Black Locust Perennial Tree detail
Rosa multiflora Multiflora Rose Perennial Vine, Subshrub detail
Rosa wichuraiana Dorothy Perkins Rose Perennial Vine, Subshrub detail
Rubus bifrons European Blackberry Perennial Subshrub detail
Rubus flagellaris Common Dewberry Perennial Subshrub detail
Rudbeckia laciniata Green-head Coneflower Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
Ruellia caroliniensis Carolina Wild Petunia Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Rumex acetosella Common Sheep Sorrel Perennial Forb/herb 4-16 in. detail
Rumex conglomeratus Clustered Green Dock Perennial Forb/herb detail
Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf Sage Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Sambucus canadensis Common Elderberry height and spread 8-12 feet detail
Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-12 in. detail
Sanicula smallii Small’s Blacksnakeroot Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. detail
Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet detail
Saururus cernuus Lizard’s Tail Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
Scirpus atrovirens Black Bulrush Perennial Graminoid detail
Scirpus polyphyllus Leafy Bulrush Perennial Graminoid detail
Scleria oligantha Few-flowered Nutrush Perennial Graminoid detail
Scutellaria integrifolia Large-flower Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Scutellaria serrata Serrate Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
Sericocarpus asteroides Toothed White-topped Aster Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. 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
Sisyrinchium mucronatum Needle-tip Blue-eyed-grass Perennial Forb/herb 4-16 in. detail
Smilax bona-nox Catbriar Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
Smilax glauca Cat Greenbrier Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
Smilax herbacea Common Carrionflower Perennial Vine, Forb/herb detail
Smilax rotundifolia Bullbriar Perennial Shrub, Vine detail
Solanum americanum American Black Nightshade Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
Solanum sarrachoides Hairy Nightshade detail
Solidago bicolor Silverrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 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 odora Anise-scented Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
Solidago speciosa Perennial Forb/herb 4 ft. detail
Sonchus asper Prickly Sow-thistle Annual Forb/herb 1-5 ft. detail
Sorghum halepense Johnson Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
Sphenopholis nitida Shiny Wedgescale Perennial Graminoid detail
Staphylea trifolia American Bladdernut Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
Stellaria media Common Chickweed Annual, Perennial Forb/herb 4-16 in. detail
Stellaria pubera Giant Chickweed Perennial Forb/herb 4-16 in. detail
Stewartia malacodendron Silky Camellia Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Stokesia laevis Stokes’ Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Stylosanthes biflora Pencil-flower Perennial Forb/herb 4-20 in. detail
Styrax grandifolius Bigleaf Snowbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
Symphyotrichum undulatum Clasping Heart-leaf Aster Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Taraxacum officinale Common Dandelion Perennial Forb/herb 2-12 in. detail
Thaspium barbinode Hairyjoint Meadowparsnip Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 1/2 ft. detail
Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower Perennial Forb/herb 10-12 in. detail
Tipularia discolor Cranefly Orchid Perennial Forb/herb 4-20 in. detail
Toxicodendron radicans Eastern Poison Ivy Perennial Shrub, Forb/herb, Subshrub, Vine detail
Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio Spiderwort Perennial Forb/herb 10 in.-4 ft. detail
Trichostema dichotomum Forked Bluecurls Annual Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Tridens flavus Tall Redtop Perennial Graminoid detail
Trifolium arvense Rabbitfoot Clover Annual Forb/herb 4-16 in. detail
Trifolium pratense Red Clover Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb 6-22 in. detail
Trifolium repens Dutch Clover Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Trillium catesbaei Catesby’s Trillium Perennial Forb/herb 10-18 in. detail
Trillium cuneatum Little Sweet Betsy Perennial Forb/herb 6-11 in. detail
Triodanis perfoliata Venus’ Looking-glass Annual Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock Perennial Tree 60 ft. detail
Tsuga caroliniana Carolina Hemlock Perennial Tree detail
Ulmus alata Winged Elm Perennial Tree (5–)10–20(–35) m tall detail
Ulmus americana American Elm Perennial Tree (10–)20–35(–50) m tall detail
Ulmus rubra Red Elm Perennial Tree (10–)15–25(–40) m tall detail
Uvularia perfoliata Perfoliate Bellwort Perennial Forb/herb 6-18 in. detail
Vaccinium arboreum Sparkleberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15 feet x 15 feet detail
Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub 15 ft detail
Vaccinium fuscatum Black Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub to 15 ft detail
Vaccinium pallidum Early Lowbush Blueberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
Vaccinium stamineum Common Deerberry Perennial Shrub 6 feet tall and wide detail
Vaccinium tenellum Small Black Blueberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub detail
Verbascum blattaria Moth Mullein Biennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
Verbesina occidentalis Southern Crownbeard Perennial Forb/herb 3-10 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
Veronica persica Bird’s-eye Speedwell Annual Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
Viburnum acerifolium Maple-leaf Arrow-wood Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 5-6 ft. detail
Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
Viburnum rufidulum Rusty Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
Vinca major Bigleaf Periwinkle Perennial Vine, Forb/herb detail
Vinca minor Common Periwinkle Perennial Vine, Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
Viola hirsutula Southern Woodland Violet Perennial Forb/herb 1-8 in. detail
Viola sororia Common Blue Violet Annual, Perennial Forb/herb 2-8 in. detail
Vitis vulpina Chicken Grape Perennial Vine detail
Wisteria sinensis Chinese Wisteria Perennial Vine detail
Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
Zephyranthes atamasca Atamasco Lily Perennial Forb/herb 6-8 in. detail