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Search Our Database: Enter any portion of the Scientific, Common Name, or both.
Scientific name:
Common name:

Example: Enter "lob" in the common name field and you'll get all our species that have "lobelia" in the common name, as well as "sharp-lobed hepatica".
Agrimony: Tall Hairy Agrimony, Common Agrimony, Hooked Agrimony, Tall Hairy Grooveburr

Agrimonia gryposepala*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Alfalfa: Black Medic, Black Hay, Hop Clover, Hop Medic, Yellow Trefoil

Medicago lupulina
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Beggarticks: Bearded Beggarticks, Tickseed Sunflower, Bur Marigold

Bidens aristosa*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Bellwort: Large-flowered Bellwort

Uvularia grandiflora*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Bellwort: Perfoliate Bellwort, Merry Bells

Uvularia perfoliata*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Bellwort: Sessileleaf Bellwort, Wild Oats

Uvularia sessilifolia
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Bellwort: Mountain Bellwort, Carolina Bellwort, Appalachian Bellwort, Coastal Bellwort

Uvularia puberula*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Blanketflower: Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel

Gaillardia pulchella*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Buckeye: Yellow Buckeye, Sweet Buckeye, Yellow Horsechestnut, Common Buckeye

Aesculus flava*
(Native) Family: Hippocastanaceae - Horse-Chestnut Family
Bush Honeysuckle: Mountain Bush Honeysuckle, Hairy Bush honeysuckle, Riverbank Bush Honeysuckle

Diervilla rivularis*
(Native) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Buttercup: Bulbous Buttercup

Ranunculus bulbosus
(Introduced) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Buttercup: Littleleaf Buttercup, Littleleaf Crowfoot

Ranunculus abortivus*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
California Poppy: California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica*
(Native) Family: Papaveraceae – Poppy family
Cat's Ear: Hairy Cat's Ear, False Dandelion

Hypochaeris radicata*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Chrysogonum: Green and Gold

Chrysogonum virginianum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Cinquefoil : Dwarf Cinquefoil

Potentilla canadensis*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Cinquefoil: Sulfur Cinquefoil, Roughfruit Cinquefoil

Potentilla recta*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Cinquefoil: Common Cinquefoil, Decumbent Five-finger, Old Field Cinquefoil

Potentilla simplex*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Clover: Low-Hop Clover, Field Clover, Large Hop Clover, Hop Trefoil

Trifolium campestre*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Coneflower: Black-eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Coneflower: Orange Coneflower

Rudbeckia fulgida*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Coneflower: Green-headed Coneflower, Cutleaf Coneflower, Golden Glow

Rudbeckia laciniata*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Coneflower: Browneyed Susan, Thin-leaf Coneflower, Three-lobed Coneflower

Rudbeckia triloba*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Crossvine: Cross Vine, Trumpet Flower, Crossvine, Quarter Vine

Bignonia capreolata*
(Native) Family: Bignoniaceae – Bignonia family
Crownbeard: Yellow Crownbeard

Verbesina occidentalis*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Crownbeard: Wingstem, Yellow Ironweed

Verbesina alternifolia*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Cymophyllus: Fraser's Sedge, Fraser's Cymophyllus

Cymophyllus fraserianus*
(Native) Family: Cyperaceae – Sedge family
Dandelion: Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Daylily: Common Daylily, Tawny Daylily, Orange Daylily

Hemerocallis fulva*
(Introduced) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Dogwood: Flowering Dogwood

Cornus florida*
(Native) Family: Cornaceae – Dogwood family
Dwarf Dandelion: Two-flower Cynthia, Twoflower Dwarfdandelion

Krigia biflora
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Dwarf Dandelion: Potato Dandelion, Potato Dwarfdandelion, Colonial Dwarf-dandelion

Krigia dandelion*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Evening Primrose: Common Evening Primrose, Evening Star, Sun Drop

Oenothera biennis*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Fairybells: Yellow Fairybells, Yellow Mandarin

Prosartes lanuginosa*
(Native) Family: Colchicaceae - Meadow Saffron Family
Fawnlily: Trout Lily, Yellow Dogtooth Violet, Yellow Adder's Tongue, Yellow Trout-Lily

Erythronium americanum*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Fawnlily: Dimpled Trout Lily, Dimpled Dogtooth Violet, Southern Appalachian Trout Lily

Erythronium umbilicatum*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Fiddleneck: Common Fiddleneck, Menzie's Fiddleneck, Rancher's Fiddleneck

Amsinckia menziesii*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Fringed Orchid: Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Fringed Orchid

Platanthera ciliaris*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Goatsbeard: Yellow Salsify, Yellow Goatsbeard, Western Salsify, Wild Oysterplant

Tragopogon dubius*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Goldenaster: Maryland Golden Aster

Chrysopsis mariana*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Goldenaster - False: Camphorweed, Camphor Weed, False Goldenaster

Heterotheca subaxillaris*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Goldenbanner: Ashleaf Goldenbanner

Thermopsis fraxinifolia
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Goldenrod: Zigzag Goldenrod, Broadleaf Goldenrod

Solidago flexicaulis*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Goldenrod: Tall Goldenrod, Late Goldenrod, Canada Goldenrod

Solidago altissima*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Groundcherry: Virginia Groundcherry, Ground Cherry, Lanceleaf Groundcherry, Hog Plum, Husk Tomato

Physalis virginiana*
(Native) Family: Solanaceae – Potato family
Hawkweed: Rattlesnake Weed, Rattlesnake Hawkweed, Veiny Hawkweed

Hieracium venosum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Honeysuckle: Trumpet Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens*
(Native) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Honeysuckle: Japanese Honeysuckle

Lonicera japonica*
(Introduced) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Honeysuckle: Sweet Breath of Spring, Fragrant Honeysuckle, Winter Honeysuckle, January Jasmine

Lonicera fragrantissima*
(Introduced) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Honeysuckle: Yellow Honeysuckle, Pale Yellow Honeysuckle

Lonicera flava
(Native) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Horse Gentian: Yellow Horse Gentian, Yellowfruit Horsegentian, Narrow-leaved Horse-gentian, Lesser Horse-gentian, Yellow Tinkers Weed

Triosteum angustifolium*
(Native) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Indian Strawberry: Indian Strawberry, India Mockstrawberry

Duchesnea indica*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Iris: Yellow Flag Iris, Paleyellow Iris, Yellow Iris, Water Flag

Iris pseudacorus*
(Introduced) Family: Iridaceae – Iris family
Ladyslipper: Yellow Ladyslipper, Lesser Yellow Lady’s Slipper, Greater Yellow Lady’s Slipper, Small Flowered Yellow Lady’s Slipper

Cypripedium parviflorum*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Leafcup: Hairy Leafcup, Bear's Foot, Yellow Leafcup, Uvedalia

Smallanthus uvedalius*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Leather Flower: Virgin’s Bower, Devil's Darning Needles, Old Man’s Beard

Clematis virginiana*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Lettuce: Wild Lettuce, Canada Lettuce

Lactuca canadensis*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Lettuce: Prickly Lettuce, China Lettuce

Lactuca serriola*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Lily: Wood Lily, Mountain Lily

Lilium philadelphicum*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Lily: Turk’s Cap Lily, Turban Lily, Lily Royal, Swamp Lily, American Tiger Lily

Lilium superbum*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Lotus: American Lotus, Water Lotus, Water Chinquapin, Yellow Lotus

Nelumbo lutea*
(Native) Family: Nelumbonaceae – Indian lotus
Lousewort: Wood Betony; Canadian Lousewort

Pedicularis canadensis
(Native) Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Mayweed: Pineapple Weed, Wild Chamomile, Rayless Chamomile, Disc Mayweed

Matricaria discoidea*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Meadow Parsnip: Hairyjoint Meadow Parsnip

Thaspium barbinode*
(Native) Family: Apiaceae – Carrot family
Meadow Parsnip: Smooth Meadow Parsnip, Woodland Meadow Parsnip, Yellow Meadow Parsnip, Purple Meadow Parsnip

Thaspium trifoliatum*
(Native) Family: Apiaceae – Carrot family
Melothria: Creeping Cucumber, Guadeloupe Cucumber, Squirting Cucumber

Melothria pendula*
(Native) Family: Cucurbitaceae – Cucumber family
Milkvetch: Canada Milkvetch, Little Rattlepod

Astragalus canadensis*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Milkweed: Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae – Dogbane family
Mimosa: Silk Tree, Mimosa

Albizia julibrissin
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Mullein: Common Mullein, Great Mullein, Cowboy Toilet Paper

Verbascum thapsus*
(Introduced) Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Mullein: Moth Mullein

Verbascum blattaria
(Introduced) Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Partridge Pea: Partridge Pea, Sleepingplant

Chamaecrista fasciculata*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Partridge Pea: Sensitive Partridge Pea, Wild Sensitive Plant, Sensitive Pea

Chamaecrista nictitans*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Pearly Everlasting: Pearly Everlasting, Western Pearly Everlasting

Anaphalis margaritacea*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Pencilflower: Pencil Flower, Endbeak Pencilflower, Sidebeak Pencilflower

Stylosanthes biflora*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Pitcherplant: Green Pitcher Plant

Sarracenia oreophila*
(Native) Family: Sarraceniaceae – Pitcher-plant family
Pond-lily: Yellow Pond Lily, Cowlily, Spatterdock

Nuphar lutea*
(Native) Family: Nymphaeaceae – Water-lily family
Prairie Coneflower: Mexican Hat, Long-Headed Coneflower, Red Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Thimbleflower

Ratibida columnifera*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Primrose-willow: Seedbox, Smooth Seedbox, Bushy Seedbox, Rattle-box, Square-pod Water-primrose

Ludwigia alternifolia*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Primrose-willow: Wingleaf Primrose-willow, Wingstem Water Primrose, Willow Primrose, Upright Primrose-willow

Ludwigia decurrens*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Primrose-willow: Creeping Water Primrose, Floating Primrose-Willow, Water-primrose

Ludwigia peploides*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Rattlesnakeroot: Cankerweed, Lion's Foot, Snakeweed, Earthgall, Butterweed

Prenanthes serpentaria*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Rhododendron: Flame Azalea

Rhododendron calendulaceum
(Native) Family: Ericaceae – Heath family
Rosinweed: Whorled Rosinweed, Three-leaved Rosinweed

Silphium trifoliatum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Rugelia: Rugelia, Rugel’s Indian Plantain, Rugel’s Ragwort, Winter Well

Rugelia nudicaulis*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Senna: Southern Wild Senna

Senna marilandica*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Senna: Sicklepod, Sicklepod Senna, Java Bean, Blunt-leaf Senna, Chinese Senna, Arsenic Weed

Senna obtusifolia*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Sneezeweed: Bitterweed, Bitter Sneezeweed, Yellowdicks

Helenium amarum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Sneezeweed: Purple-headed Sneezeweed, Purplehead Sneezeweed

Helenium flexuosum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Spicebush: Northern Spicebush, Wild Allspice, Common Spicebush

Lindera benzoin*
(Native) Family: Lauraceae – Laurel family
Spurge: Wild Poinsettia, Mexican Fireplant, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, Desert Poinsettia

Euphorbia cyathophora
(Native) Family: Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Squawroot: Squawroot, Bear's Purge, Bear Corn

Conopholis americana*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae – Broom-rape family
St. John's Wort: Spotted St. Johnswort, Black Dotted St. Johnswort

Hypericum punctatum*
(Native) Family: Hypericaceae – St. John's Wort Family
St. Johns Wort: Reclining St. Andrew’s Cross, Multi-stem St. Andrew's-cross

Hypericum hypericoides ssp. multicaule*
(Native) Family: Hypericaceae – St. John's Wort Family
Star Grass: Yellow Star Grass, Common Goldstar

Hypoxis hirsuta*
(Native) Family: Hypoxidaceae – African Potato family
Stoneseed: Southern Stoneseed, Tuberous Stoneseed, Tuberous Gromwell

Lithospermum tuberosum*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Stoneseed: Hoary Puccoon, Orange Puccoon, Indian Paint

Lithospermum canescens*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Sunflower: Swamp Sunflower, Narrow-leaf Sunflower

Helianthus angustifolius*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Sunflower: Purpledisk sunflower, Appalachian sunflower

Helianthus atrorubens*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Sunflower: Small Woodland Sunflower, Small-headed Sunflower

Helianthus microcephalus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Sunflower: Thinleaf Sunflower, Ten-petal Sunflower, Forest Sunflower, Pale Sunflower

Helianthus decapetalus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Sunflower: Jerusalem Artichoke, Jerusalem Sunflower, Sunchoke, Girasole

Helianthus tuberosus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Sunflower: Dune Sunflower, Beach Sunflower, Cucumberleaf Sunflower, East Coast Dune Sunflower, Branching Sunflower

Helianthus debilis*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Sweetclover: Yellow Sweetclover, Yellow Melilot, Common Melilot, Field Melilot, Cornilla Real, White Sweetclover

Melilotus officinalis*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Tansy: Common Tansy, Golden Buttons, Bitter Buttons, Cow Bitter, Garden Tansy

Tanacetum vulgare*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Thistle: Yellow Thistle, Common Yellow Thistle, Spiny Thistle, Bigspine Thistle, Southern Yellow Thistle, Horrible Thistle

Cirsium horridulum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Tickseed: Lanceleaf Coreopsis

Coreopsis lanceolata*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Tickseed: Tall Coreopsis, Tall Tickseed

Coreopsis tripteris*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Tickseed: Greater Tickseed, Whorled Leaf Coreopsis, Forest Tickseed

Coreopsis major*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Tickseed: Hairy Coreopsis, Hairy Tickseed, Star Tickseed

Coreopsis pubescens*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Touch-me-not : Jewelweed, Touch-me-not, Spotted jewelweed

Impatiens capensis*
(Native) Family: Balsaminaceae – Touch-me-not family
Touch-me-not: Pale Touch-me-not, Pale Snapweed

Impatiens pallida*
(Native) Family: Balsaminaceae – Touch-me-not family
Trefoil: Bird’s Foot Trefoil, Birdfoot Deervetch, Bloomfell, Cat's Clover, Crowtoes, Ground Honeysuckle

Lotus corniculatus*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Trillium: Yellow Trillium, Yellow Wakerobin

Trillium luteum*
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Trumpet Creeper: Trumpet Creeper, Cow Itch, Hell Vine, Devil's Shoestring

Campsis radicans*
(Native) Family: Bignoniaceae – Bignonia family
Tuliptree: Tulip Poplar, Yellow Poplar, Tuliptree, Tulip Magnolia

Liriodendron tulipifera*
(Native) Family: Magnoliaceae – Magnolia family
Twayblade: Southern Twayblade

Listera australis*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Violet : Halberdleaf Yellow Violet, Halberd Leaf Yellow Violet

Viola hastata*
(Native) Family: Violaceae – Violet family
Violet: Roundleaf yellow violet

Viola rotundifolia
(Native) Family: Violaceae – Violet family
Violet: Three-parted Yellow Violet, Threepart Violet, Wedge-leaf Yellow Violet

Viola tripartita
(Native) Family: Violaceae – Violet family
Witchhazel: American Witchhazel

Hamamelis virginiana*
(Native) Family: Hamamelidaceae – Witch-hazel family
Wood Sorrel: Slender Yellow Woodsorrel, Southern Yellow Wood-sorrel, Dillen’s Oxalis

Oxalis dillenii*
(Native) Family: Oxalidaceae – Wood-Sorrel family
Yellow Loosestrife: Whorled Loosestrife

Lysimachia quadrifolia*
(Native) Family: Primulaceae – Primrose family
Yellow Loosestrife: Appalachian Loosestrife, Southern Yellow Loosestrife, Southern Loosestrife

Lysimachia tonsa*
(Native) Family: Primulaceae – Primrose family

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Updated July 13, 2016