Plants listed alphabetically by scientific name.
Thumbnail Common name,
link to Portrait
Scientific name Native / Alien (1)
Lyre-Leaved Sage Lyre-leaf Sage Salvia lyrata Native
Elderberry bloom Elderberry Sambucus canadensis Native (2)
Bloodroot Bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis Native
Pitcher plants Purple Pitcher Plant, Common Pitcher Plant Sarracenia purpurea Native
Pitcher plants Sweet Pitcher Plant Sarracenia rubra Native
Early saxifrage Early Saxifrage Saxifraga virginiensis Native
Stonecrop Stonecrop Sedum ternatum Native
Ragwort Golden Ragwort, Groundsel Senecio aureus (=Packera aurea) Native
Schweintz's Ragwort Schweintz's Ragwort Senecio schweinitzianus (=Packera schweinitziana) Native
Shortia blossom Shortia, Oconee Bells Shortia galacifolia Native
Fire Pink Fire Pink Silene virginica Native
Compass Plant Compass Plant Silphium laciniatum Native
Blue-eyed Grass Blue-eyed Grass Sisyrinchium angustifolium Native
Spikenard bloom False Solomon's Seal, False Spikenard Smilacina racemosa (=Maianthemum racemosum ssp. racemosum) Native
Greenbriar Greenbriar Smilax walteri Native
Goldenrod Slender Fragrant Goldenrod Solidago tenuifolia (=Euthamia caroliniana) Native
Indian Pink Indian Pink Spigelia marilandica Native
Nodding Ladies' Tresses Nodding Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes cernua Native
Southern Slender Ladies' Tresses Southern Slender Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes lacera var. gracilis Native
Giant Spiral Orchid Giant Spiral Orchid Spiranthes longilabris Native
Shining Ladies Tresses Shining Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes lucida Native
Sweet Scent Ladies Tresses Sweet Scent Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes odorata Native
Lesser Ladies Tresses Lesser Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes ovalis var. erostellata Native
Grassleaf Ladies Tresses Grassleaf Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes praecox Native
Twisted Ladies Tresses Twisted Ladies' Tresses Spiranthes vernalis Native
Great Chickweed Great Chickweed, Star Chickweed Stellaria pubera Native
Rosy Twisted-stalk Rosy twisted-stalk, Rose Mandarin Streptopus roseus (=S. lanceolatus var. roseus) Native

Do you have pictures you'd like to share?

Help others recognize and appreciate your favorites.

We'd like to add more portraits of different NC plants.

Send your photos of buds, blooms, leaves, and seedpods to:

tom @ ncwildflower.org

back to top