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    Plants of the Carolinas from Achillea to Yucca

    …for the moment. Soon to be Achillea to Zenobia, or Acer to Zizia.

    All the plants in my Folium grow in the Carolinas, but not all are native. There are weeds and invasives here too, and a few common garden plants. If you click a continent tab you can see all the plants in my list that originate from there.

    Click on a plant name to see that plant’s facts and photos. Also, there’s a Photos tab on each plant page which will display more views of the plant at different times of year and / or in different environments. The tabs are stacked if you’re on mobile and easy to miss.

    I use Alan Weakley’s Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States to identify plants and label them with their scientific name. I take care with this and check and double-check before I post, but it’s not too hard to make a mistake. If you find one, please comment on the post where you see it, or send me a note. Common names come from a variety of sources. Any time I hear a new one, I add it.

    Acca Sellowiana Pineapple Guava

    Acca sellowiana

    Yarrow Achillea Borealis

    Achillea borealis

    Black Cohosh

    Actaea racemosa

    Northern Maidenhair Fern

    Adiantum pedatum

    Red Buckeye Flowers

    Aesculus pavia

    Chocolate White Snakeroot

    Ageratina altissima

    Common Agrimony Agrimonia Gryposepala

    Agrimonia gryposepala

    Mimosa Albizia Julibrissin

    Albizia julibrissin

    Parrot Lily Alstromeria Psittacina

    Alstroemeria psittacina

    Howell's Pussytoes

    Antennaria howellii

    Aquilegia Canadensis Little Lanterns

    Aquilegia canadensis

    Butterfly Weed Asclepias Tuberosa

    Asclepias tuberosa


    Asimina triloba

    Deadly Nightshade Atropa Belladonna

    Atropa belladonna

    Spanish Needles

    Bidens bipinnata

    Crossvine Bignonia Capreolata

    Bignonia capreolata

    Sea Oxeye Daisy Borrichia Frutescens

    Borrichia frutescens

    Golden Brush (Burbidgea Schizocheila)

    Burbidgea schizocheila


    Callicarpa americana

    Purple Beautyberry Callicarpa Dichotoma

    Callicarpa dichotoma

    Piedmont Roseling

    Callisia rosea

    Trumpet Creeper Blooms And Foliage

    Campsis radicans

    Cardiospermum Halicacabum

    Cardiospermum halicacabum

    New Jersey Tea Ceanothus Americanus

    Ceanothus americanus

    Buttonbush Cephalanthus Occidentalis

    Cephalanthus occidentalis

    Cercis Canadensis Blooms

    Cercis canadensis

    Fringetree Chionanthus Virginicus

    Chionanthus virginicus

    Niche's October Glow Chrysanthemum

    Chrysanthemum x ‘Niche’s October Glow’

    Chrysogonum Virginianum Green And Gold

    Chrysogonum virginianum

    Clematis Viorna Northern Leatherflower

    Clematis viorna

    Wild Basil Blooms In The Sun

    Clinopodium vulgare

    Stoneroot Collinsonia Canadensis

    Collinsonia canadensis

    Cornus florida

    Oneflower Hawthorn Crataegs Uniflora

    Crataegus uniflora

    Rattlebox Blooms

    Crotalaria spectabilis

    Titi Cyrilla Racemiflora

    Cyrilla racemiflora

    Poverty Oat Grass Danthonia Spicata

    Danthonia spicata

    Queen Anne's Lace Daucus Carota

    Daucus carota

    Deer-tongue Witchgrass Dichanthelium

    Dichanthelium clandestinum

    Autumn Fern Dryopteris Erythrosora

    Dryopteris erythrosora

    Smooth Purple Coneflower Echinacea Laevigata

    Echinacea laevigata

    Edgeworthia Buds Opening

    Edgeworthia chrysantha

    Fleabane Daisy

    Erigeron annuus

    Rattlesnake Master Eryngium Yuccifolium

    Eryngium yuccifolium

    Erythronium Americanum Trout Lily

    Erythronium americanum

    Dog Fennel Eupatorium Capillifolium

    Eupatorium capillifolium


    Fothergilla gardenii

    Blanket Flower Gaillardia Pulchella

    Gaillardia pulchella

    Sweet Woodruff Galium Odoratum

    Galium odoratum

    Field Madder Sherardia

    Galium sherardia


    Gardenia jasminoides

    Carolina Jessamine

    Gelsemium sempervirens

    Geranium Bloom And Buds

    Geranium macrorrhizum

    Dove's Foot Cranesbill

    Geranium molle

    Ground Ivy

    Glechoma hederacea

    Southern Sneezeweed Helenium Flexuosum

    Helenium flexuosum

    Rose Of Sharon Bloom And Bud

    Hibiscus syriacus

    Oakleaf Hydrangia Quercifolia

    Hydrangea quercifolia

    Hymenocallis crassifolia

    St. Andrew's Cross Hypericum Stragulum

    Hypericum stragulum

    Florida Anise Illicium Parviflorum In Bud

    Illicium parviflorum

    Female Cones Of Red Cedar

    Juniperus virginiana


    Lamium purpureum

    Lavender West Wind Farm Studio Portland

    Lavandula angustifolia

    Peppergrass Lepidium Virginicum

    Lepidium virginicum

    Glossy Privet

    Ligustrum lucidum

    Ligustrum Sinense Privet Flowers

    Ligustrum sinense

    Spicebush Lindera Benzoin Staminate Flowers

    Lindera benzoin

    Cardinal Flower Lobelia Cardinalis

    Lobelia cardinalis

    Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera Japonica

    Lonicera japonica

    Native Honeysuckle

    Lonicera sempervirens

    Lupinus villosus

    Magnolia Blossom

    Magnolia grandiflora

    Barbara's Buttons Marshallia Legrandii Nc Bot Garden

    Marshallia legrandii

    Ostrich Fern

    Matteuccia struthiopteris

    Mertensia Virginica Virginia Bluebells

    Mertensia virginica

    Lemon Beebalm Monarda Citriodora

    Monarda citriodora

    Basil Beebalm

    Monarda clinopodia

    Beebalm Buds

    Monarda didyma

    Appalachian Bergamot

    Monarda fistulosa

    Spotted Beebalm Monarda Punctata

    Monarda punctata

    Morella Cerifera Fruits

    Morella cerifera

    Red Mulberry Morus Rubra

    Morus rubra

    Oenothera laciniata

    Golden Ragwort Packera Aurea Flowers

    Packera aurea

    Virginia Creeper Under A Hemlock Tree

    Parthenocissus quinquefolia

    Passionflower Passiflora With Ant And Bees

    Passiflora incarnata

    Paulownia Blooms

    Paulownia tomentosa

    Pedicularis Canadensis 2

    Pedicularis canadensis

    Creeping Phlox (Phlox Stolonifera)

    Phlox stolonifera

    Largebracted Plantain Plantago Aristata

    Plantago aristata

    Ribgrass Plantago Lanceolata

    Plantago lanceolata

    Common Plantain Plantago Major

    Plantago major

    Wright's Plantain

    Plantago wrightiana

    Polygala lutea

    Broadleaf Pink Purslane Portulaca Amilis

    Portulaca amilis

    Indian Strawberry (Potentilla Indica)

    Potentilla indica

    Prunella Vulgaris Self-heal, Heal-all

    Prunella vulgaris

    Peach Blossoms

    Prunus persica

    Clustered Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum Muticum

    Pycnanthemum muticum

    Slender Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum Tenuifolium

    Pycnanthemum tenuifolium

    Fragrant Sumac Gro-low

    Rhus aromatica

    Mapleleaf Raspberry Rubus Odoratus

    Rubus odoratus

    Cutleaf Coneflower Rudbeckia Laciniata

    Rudbeckia laciniata

    Henry Eilers Coneflower

    Rudbeckia subtomentosa

    Carolina Wild Petunia Ruellia Caroliniensis

    Ruellia caroliniensis

    Marsh Rose Gentian Sabatia Dodecandra

    Sabatia dodecandra

    Sabatia Stellaris, Brunswick County, NC

    Sabatia stellaris

    Pineapple Sage Salvia Elegans

    Salvia elegans

    Elderflower Blooms

    Sambucus canadensis

    Rock Soapwort Saponaria Ocymoides

    Saponaria ocymoides

    Yellow Pitcher Plant Hoods

    Sarracenia flava

    Potted Purple Pitcherplant

    Sarracenia purpurea

    Hoary Skullcap Scutellaria Incana

    Scutellaria incana

    Crown Vetch

    Securigera varia


    Silene virginica

    Indian Pink Spigelia Marilandica

    Spigelia marilandica

    Toothache Plant, Acmella Oleracea

    Spilanthes acmella

    Chickweed Stellaria Media

    Stellaria media

    Giant Chickweed Stellaria Pubera

    Stellaria pubera

    Mountain Stewartia Ovata

    Stewartia ovata

    Stokesia Laevis Stoke's Aster

    Stokesia laevis

    Streptocarpella Leaves And Flower

    Streptocarpella saxorum

    Cranefly Orchid Tipularia Discolor

    Tipularia discolor

    Poison Ivy Climbing A Tree

    Toxicodendron radicans

    Peach Nasturtium Trapaeolum Majus

    Trapaeolum majus

    Catesby's Trillium Catesbaei

    Trillium catesbaei

    Southern Red Trillium Sulcatum

    Trillium sulcatum

    Venus's Looking Glass

    Triodanis perfoliata

    Viola pedata

    Round Leaf Violet (Viola Rotundifolia)

    Viola rotundifolia

    Common Blue Violet

    Viola sororia

    Yellowroot Xanthorhiza Simplicissima

    Xanthorhiza simplicissima

    Adam's Needle Yucca Filamentosa

    Yucca filamentosa

    Folium, noun: 1) a leaf; 2) a petal; 3) a sheet or leaf of paper; 4) (figuratively) trifle, thing of no consequence.

    Webster’s Dictionary, 1913.

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