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Scientific name:
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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".
Anemone: Sharp-lobed Hepatica, Liverleaf, Liverwort

Anemone acutiloba*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Anemone: Round-lobed Hepatica, Liverleaf

Anemone americana*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Aster: New England Aster, Michaelmas-daisy

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Barberry: Shrub Yellowroot

Xanthorhiza simplicissima*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Beardtongue: Eastern Gray Beardtongue

Penstemon canescens
(Native) Family: Plantaginaceae – Plantain family
Beechdrops: Beechdrops, Cancer Drops, Clapwort, Virginia Broomrape

Epifagus virginiana*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae – Broom-rape family
Bergamot, Beebalm: Wild Bergamot

Monarda fistulosa*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Bergamot, Beebalm: White Bergamot, Basil Bee Balm

Monarda clinopodia*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Bergamot, Beebalm: Crimson Bee Balm, Scarlet Bergamot, Scarlet Beebalm, Oswego Tea

Monarda didyma*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Bittercress: Cutleaf Toothwort

Cardamine concatenata*
(Native) Family: Brassicaceae – Mustard family
Bittercress: Slender Toothwort

Cardamine angustata
(Native) Family: Brassicaceae – Mustard family
Blackberry: Purple-flowering Raspberry, Thimbleberry

Rubus odoratus*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Blanketflower: Indian Blanket, Indian Blanketflower, Firewheel

Gaillardia pulchella*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Blazing Star: Dense Blazing Star, Marsh Gayfeather, Spike Gayfeather

Liatris spicata*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Bleeding Heart: Wild Bleeding Heart, Eastern Bleeding Heart, Turkey Corn

Dicentra eximia*
(Native) Family: Fumariaceae – Fumitory family
Bleeding Heart: Squirrel Corn, Wild turkey-pea, Turkey Corn, Colicweed, Ghost Corn, Lyre Flower

Dicentra canadensis*
(Native) Family: Fumariaceae – Fumitory family
Bluebells: Virginia Bluebells

Mertensia virginica*
(Native) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Broomrape: One-flowered Broomrape ; One-flowered Cancer Root, Ghostpipe, Naked Broomrape

Orobanche uniflora*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae – Broom-rape family
Burnet: Small Burnet, Salad burnet, Garden burnet

Sanguisorba minor*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Buttonweed: Rough Buttonweed, Poor Joe

Diodia teres
(Native) Family: Rubiaceae – Madder family
California Poppy: California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica*
(Native) Family: Papaveraceae – Poppy family
Catchfly: Fire Pink, Scarlet Catchfly

Silene virginica*
(Native) Family: Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Catchfly: Roundleaf Catchfly

Silene rotundifolia
(Native) Family: Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Catchfly: Royal Catchfly

Silene regia*
(Native) Family: Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Clarkia: Pinkfairies, Ragged Robin, Deerhorn Clarkia, Beautiful Clarkia

Clarkia pulchella*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Clover: Red Clover, Cowgrass

Trifolium pratense
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Clover: Crimson Clover, Italian Clover

Trifolium incarnatum
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Cohosh: Blue Cohosh

Caulophyllum thalictroides*
(Native) Family: Berberidaceae – Barberry family
Columbine: Eastern Red Columbine, Wild Columbine

Aquilegia canadensis*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Crossvine: Cross Vine, Trumpet Flower, Crossvine, Quarter Vine

Bignonia capreolata*
(Native) Family: Bignoniaceae – Bignonia family
Daylily: Common Daylily, Tawny Daylily, Orange Daylily

Hemerocallis fulva*
(Introduced) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Deadnettle: Henbit, Henbit Deadnettle

Lamium amplexicaule
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Deadnettle: Purple Deadnettle, Red Deadnettle, Purple Archangel

Lamium purpureum*
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Elephant's Foot: Carolina Elephant's foot, Leafy Elephantfoot

Elephantopus carolinianus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Evening Primrose: Pink Ladies, Showy Evening Primrose, Pink Primrose

Oenothera speciosa
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
False Foxglove: Slender Gerardia, Slenderleaf False Foxglove

Agalinis tenuifolia*
(Native) Family: Orobanchaceae – Broom-rape family
False-buckwheat: Japanese Knotweed, Crimson Beauty, Mexican bamboo, Japanese Fleece Flower, Reynoutria

Fallopia japonica*
(Introduced) Family: Polygonaceae – Buckwheat family
Fireweed: Fireweed, Narrow-leaf fireweed, Willow Herb, Rosebay Willow Herb, Blooming Sally

Chamerion angustifolium*
(Native) Family: Onagraceae – Evening Primrose family
Fleabane: Eastern daisy fleabane

Erigeron annuus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Fleabane: Philadelphia Fleabane

Erigeron philadelphicus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Fleabane: Robin's Plantain

Erigeron pulchellus*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Fogfruit: Fogfruit, Lanceleaf Fogfruit, Northern Fogfruit

Phyla lanceolata*
(Native) Family: Verbenaceae – Verbena family
Fringed Orchid: Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed Bog-orchid

Platanthera psycodes*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Geranium: Wild Geranium

Geranium maculatum*
(Native) Family: Geraniaceae – Geranium family
Geranium: Cutleaf Geranium, Cut-leaved Cranesbill

Geranium dissectum*
(Introduced) Family: Geraniaceae – Geranium family
Germander: American Germander, Wood Sage, Canada Germander

Teucrium canadense*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Glechoma: Ground Ivy, Gill-over-the-ground, Haymaids, Creeping Charlie

Glechoma hederacea
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Grass Pink: Common Grass Pink, Bearded Pink, Swamp Pink, Tuberous Grass Pink, Meadow Gift

Calopogon tuberosus*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Groundnut: Groundnut, Potato Bean, Indian Potato, Virginia Potato, Wild Bean, Wild Sweet Potato

Apios americana*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Hawkweed: Orange Hawkweed, Devil’s Paintbrush

Hieracium aurantiacum*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Hoarypea: Goat’s Rue, Virginia Tephrosia, Catgut, Hoary-pea, Rabbit-pea

Tephrosia virginiana*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Honeysuckle: Trumpet Honeysuckle

Lonicera sempervirens*
(Native) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Horsebalm: Whorled Horsebalm, Early Stoneroot

Collinsonia verticillata*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Hound's tongue: Houndstongue, Hound's Tongue, Gypsyflower

Cynoglossum officinale*
(Introduced) Family: Boraginaceae – Borage family
Iris: Blackberry Lily, Leopard Flower, Leopard Lily

Iris domestica*
(Introduced) Family: Iridaceae – Iris family
Ironweed: Tall Ironweed, Giant Ironweed, Ironweed

Vernonia gigantea*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Indian Turnip: Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Indian Turnip, Jack in the Pulpit,

Arisaema triphyllum*
(Native) Family: Araceae – Arum family
Joe Pye Weed: Hollow Joe Pye Weed, Trumpetweed, Tubular Thoroughwort, Hollow-stemmed Joe-pye-weed

Eutrochium fistulosum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Joe Pye Weed: Spotted Joe Pye Weed, Purple Boneset, Spotted Trumpetweed

Eutrochium maculatum*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Kudzu: Kudzu

Pueraria montana*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Ladyslipper: Pink Ladyslipper, Moccasin Flower

Cypripedium acaule*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Laurel: Mountain Laurel

Kalmia latifolia
(Native) Family: Ericaceae – Heath family
Leather Flower: Leather Vasevine, Leather Flower, Vasevine

Clematis viorna*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Leather-root: Sampson’s Snakeroot, False Scurf-pea

Orbexilum pedunculatum*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Lespedeza: Sericea Lespedeza

Lespedeza cuneata
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea 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
Lionsheart: Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead, Obedience

Physostegia virginiana*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Lobelia: Cardinal Flower, Scarlet Lobelia

Lobelia cardinalis*
(Native) Family: Campanulaceae - Bellflower family
Loosestrife: Purple Loosestrife, Rosy Strife, Kill Weed

Lythrum salicaria*
(Introduced) Family: Lythraceae – Loosestrife family
Lopseed: Lopseed, American Lopseed

Phryma leptostachya*
(Native) Family: Phrymaceae - Lopseed Family
Lousewort: Wood Betony; Canadian Lousewort

Pedicularis canadensis
(Native) Family: Scrophulariaceae – Figwort family
Maple: Red Maple, Swamp Maple, Soft Maple

Acer rubrum
(Native) Family: Aceraceae – Maple family
Meadow Parsnip: Smooth Meadow Parsnip, Woodland Meadow Parsnip, Yellow Meadow Parsnip, Purple Meadow Parsnip

Thaspium trifoliatum*
(Native) Family: Apiaceae – Carrot family
Meadow-rue: Rue Anemone, Anemone Meadow-rue

Thalictrum thalictroides*
(Native) Family: Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
Milkweed : Fourleaf Milkweed

Asclepias quadrifolia*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae – Dogbane family
Milkweed: Butterfly Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, Pleurisy Root, Orange Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa*
(Native) Family: Apocynaceae – Dogbane family
Milkweed: Common Milkweed, Silkweed

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

Albizia julibrissin
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Morning Glory: Small Red Morning Glory, Redstar, Starflower, Scarlet Morningglory

Ipomoea coccinea
(Introduced) Family: Convolvulaceae – Morning-glory family
Mountain Mint: Hoary Mountain Mint

Pycnanthemum incanum*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Nightshade: Carolina Horse Nettle, Bull Nettle, Devil's Tomato

Solanum carolinense
(Native) Family: Solanaceae – Potato family
Onion: Wild Garlic, Meadow Garlic

Allium canadense
(Native) Family: Amaryllidaceae – Amaryllis family
Onion: Nodding Wild Onion, Nodding Onion, Allegheny Onion

Allium cernuum*
(Native) Family: Amaryllidaceae – Amaryllis family
Pea: Perennial Pea, Sweet Pea, Everlasting Pea

Lathyrus latifolius
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Perilla, Beefsteak Plant: Beefsteak Plant, Beefsteak Mint, Perilla Mint

Perilla frutescens*
(Introduced) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Phacelia: Purple Phacelia, Fernleaf Phacelia

Phacelia bipinnatifida*
(Native) Family: Hydrophyllaceae – Waterleaf family
Phacelia: Miami Mist, Purple Scorpionweed

Phacelia purshii*
(Native) Family: Hydrophyllaceae – Waterleaf family
Phlox: Downy Phlox

Phlox pilosa
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Phlox: Fall Phlox; Garden phlox

Phlox paniculata
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Phlox: Wild Blue Phlox, Woodland Phlox

Phlox divaricata
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Phlox: Smooth Phlox

Phlox glaberrima*
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Pigeonwings: Butterfly Pea, Atlantic pigeonwings

Clitoria mariana*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Pink: Deptford Pink, Mountain Pink

Dianthus armeria*
(Introduced) Family: Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Plumeless Thistle: Bristle Thistle, Musk Thistle, Nodding Thistle, Nodding Plumeless Thistle

Carduus nutans*
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Pogonia: Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid, Rose Crested Orchid, Beard Flower, Sweet Crest Orchid

Pogonia ophioglossoides*
(Native) Family: Orchidaceae – Orchid family
Prairie Coneflower: Mexican Hat, Long-Headed Coneflower, Red Coneflower, Upright Prairie Coneflower, Thimbleflower

Ratibida columnifera*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Purple Coneflower: Eastern Purple Coneflower, Purple Coneflower

Echinacea purpurea*
(Native) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Redbud: Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Rhododendron: Flame Azalea

Rhododendron calendulaceum
(Native) Family: Ericaceae – Heath family
Rhododendron: Rosebay Rhododendron, Great Laurel, White Laurel

Rhododendron maximum
(Native) Family: Ericaceae – Heath family
Rhododendron: Pink Azalea; Pinxter Flower

Rhododendron periclymenoides*
(Native) Family: Ericaceae – Heath family
Rose : Multiflora Rose

Rosa multiflora*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Rose: Swamp Rose, Marsh Rose

Rosa palustris*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Rose: Dog Rose, Dog Brier, Common Briar

Rosa canina*
(Introduced) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Rose: Prairie Rose, Climbing Rose, Climbing Prairie Rose, Climbing Wild Rose, Illinois Rose, Michigan Rose

Rosa setigera*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Rose Gentian: Rose Pink, Bitterbloom, Square-stemmed Sabbatia, Rose Gentian

Sabatia angularis*
(Native) Family: Gentianaceae – Gentian family
Selfheal: Heal-All, Common Selfheal

Prunella vulgaris*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Sherardia: Field Madder, blue fieldmadder, Spurwort

Sherardia arvensis
(Introduced) Family: Rubiaceae – Madder family
Skullcap: Helmet Flower, Hissopleaf Skullcap, Helmet Skullcap, Hyssop Skullcap

Scutellaria integrifolia*
(Native) Family: Lamiaceae – Mint family
Smartweed: Water Knotweed, Swamp Smartweed, Water Smartweed

Persicaria amphibia*
(Native) Family: Polygonaceae – Buckwheat family
Smartweed: Dotted Smartweed, Dotted Knotweed, Water Smartweed

Persicaria punctata*
(Native) Family: Polygonaceae – Buckwheat family
Snowberry: Common Snowberry, Upright Snowberry

Symphoricarpos albus*
(Native) Family: Caprifoliaceae – Honeysuckle family
Soapwort: Cowcockle, Cow Soapwort, Cowherb

Vaccaria hispanica*
(Introduced) Family: Caryophyllaceae – Pink family
Spindletree: Burningbush, Eastern Wahoo, Spindle Tree, Indian Arrow-Wood

Euonymus atropurpureus*
(Native) Family: Celastraceae – Bittersweet family
Spiraea: White Meadowsweet, Narrowleaf Meadowsweet, Eastern Meadowsweet, Broadleaf Meadowsweet

Spiraea alba*
(Native) Family: Rosaceae – Rose family
Spring Beauty: Carolina Spring Beauty, Wide-leaved Spring Beauty

Claytonia caroliniana*
(Native) Family: Portulacaceae – Purslane family
Spring Beauty: Virginia Spring Beauty, Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty

Claytonia virginica*
(Native) Family: Portulacaceae – Purslane family
Spurge: Wild Poinsettia, Mexican Fireplant, Fire on the Mountain, Painted Euphorbia, Desert Poinsettia

Euphorbia cyathophora
(Native) Family: Euphorbiaceae – Spurge family
Stonecrop: Widow's Cross, Glade Stonecrop, Widowscross, Lime Stonecrop, Pink Stonecrop

Sedum pulchellum*
(Native) Family: Crassulaceae – Stonecrop family
Stonecrop, Orpine: Allegheny Stonecrop, Allegheny Live-for-ever

Hylotelephium telephioides*
(Native) Family: Crassulaceae – Stonecrop family
Storksbill: Crane’s Bill Geranium, Redstem Stork's Bill, Storksbill, Redstem Filaree, Heron's Bill

Erodium cicutarium*
(Introduced) Family: Geraniaceae – Geranium family
Sweetshrub: Eastern Sweetshrub, Sweet Shrub, Carolina Allspice, Strawberry Shrub, Sweet Bubby Bush

Calycanthus floridus
(Native) Family: Calycanthaceae – Strawberry-shrub family
Thistle: Bull Thistle, Spear Thistle

Cirsium vulgare
(Introduced) Family: Asteraceae – Aster family
Ticktrefoil: Nakedflower Ticktrefoil, Naked-Flowered Tick Trefoil, Naked-stemmed Tick Clover

Desmodium nudiflorum*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Ticktrefoil: Round-Leaved Tick Trefoil, Round-Leaved Trailing Tick-Trefoil, Prostrate Ticktrefoil

Desmodium rotundifolium*
(Native) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Touch-me-not : Jewelweed, Touch-me-not, Spotted jewelweed

Impatiens capensis*
(Native) Family: Balsaminaceae – Touch-me-not family
Trailing Arbutus: Trailing Arbutus, Ground Laurel, Mayflower, Plymouth Mayflower

Epigaea repens*
(Native) Family: Ericaceae – Heath family
Trillium: Toadshade Trillium

Trillium sessile
(Native) Family: Liliaceae – Lily family
Trillium: Red Trillium, Stinking Benjamin, Red Wakerobin, Wet Dog Trillium, Purple Wakerobin

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

Campsis radicans*
(Native) Family: Bignoniaceae – Bignonia family
Trumpet Flower: Narrowleaf Collomia, Tiny Trumpet, Narrow-leaf Mountain Trumpet

Collomia linearis*
(Native) Family: Polemoniaceae – Phlox family
Vetch: Crown Vetch, Purple Crown Vetch, Axseed, Hive Vine

Coronilla varia*
(Introduced) Family: Fabaceae – Pea family
Waxweed: Blue Waxweed, Clammy Cuphea, Tarweed

Cuphea viscosissima*
(Native) Family: Lythraceae – Loosestrife family
Wild Petunia: Carolina Wild Petunia

Ruellia caroliniensis*
(Native) Family: Acanthaceae – Acanthus family
Wood Sorrel: Mountain Wood Sorrel, Northern Wood Sorrel.

Oxalis montana
(Native) Family: Oxalidaceae – Wood-Sorrel family
Wood Sorrel: Violet Wood Sorrel

Oxalis violacea*
(Native) Family: Oxalidaceae – Wood-Sorrel family

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Updated July 13, 2016