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Canebrakes
by Norris, David A. Canebrakes were large tracts of giant cane plants (Arundinaria gigantea), an evergreen relative of bamboo that once grew across great stretches of North Carolina and the Southeast, often along rivers [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Carnivorous plant, Venus Flytrap
by Case, Steven. Carnivorous Plant Venus Flytrap by Steven Case Government & Heritage Library, 2007. See also: Venus Flytrap (from Encyclopedia of North [...] (from NCpedia.)
Chinquapin
by Southern, David. Chinquapin, or "chinkapin," is a diminutive cousin of the American chestnut. Although their name derives from eastern-dwelling Algonquian Indian language, chinquapin trees are known as far west as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coker Arboretum
by Williams, Wiley J. The Coker Arboretum on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is a five-acre showplace that highlights plants of the temperate Southeast, their East Asian counterparts, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Curtis, Moses Ashley
by Powell, William S. Moses Ashley Curtis, priest, teacher, botanist, and mycologist, was born in Stockbridge, Mass., the son of Jared and Thankful Ashley Curtis. His earliest education was received under his father, who [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Davie Poplar
by Kendrick, Kyle S. The Davie Poplar is a landmark tree located in McCorkle Place on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Originally known as the "Old Poplar," the tree predates the university [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Deertongue
by Bullard, A. J. Deertongue, also called dog-tongue and vanilla plant (Trilisa odoratissima), is native to the U.S. coastal region from North Carolina to Florida. It is characterized by basal clusters of dog- or [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Endemic and Near-Endemic Plants
by Sorrell, Mickey Jo. North Carolina’s endemic plants do not grow in the wild anywhere else on Earth, and the near-endemic plants grow in the wild only in North Carolina and in a nearby area– perhaps South Carolina, [...] (from NC Natural Heritage Program, NC Dept. of Environment & Natural Resources.)
Flower, Dogwood
by Templeton, Lee Plummer. In 1941 the North Carolina General Assembly designated the flower of the dogwood tree (Cornaceae) as the official state flower. In actuality, three species of dogwoods exist in North Carolina. The [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fossils
by Glynn, Elizabeth Scheld, Wait, Douglas A. Fossilized remains of animal and plant life have been discovered at numerous locations in North Carolina, primarily in the sedimentary rock formations of the eastern coastal plain. Fossils often are [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gardner, Monroe Evans
by Carroll, Grady L. E. Monroe Evans Gardner, educator, scientist, and administrator, was born in Blacksburg, Va., the son of Charles Wesley and Flora Evans Gardner. He was educated at Blacksburg High School and Virginia [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ginseng
by Compton, Stephen C. American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium) grows wild in the deciduous forests of North Carolina's Appalachian Mountains as well as in the upper Piedmont. Often found on the north slopes of heavily [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Grasses
by Shires, Nancy P. Because of its moderate climate, well-distributed rainfall, and wide variation of altitude and soil conditions, North Carolina has a relatively large number of grasses-some 360 species and varieties [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hemp
by Southern, David. Hemp is the generic term for Cannabis sativa (or in its wild form, Cannabis indica), an annual herb used for millennia as a source of fiber for rope, cloth, and paper and also as a psychotropic drug. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Kudzu
by Calton, Brooke. Kudzu (Pueraria lobata), or "kuzu" as it is known in Japan, was introduced to the United States in 1876 as part of the Japanese pavilion at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. In Japan it is [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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