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Plant Listings: p

Plants listed alphabetically by scientific names starting with the letter p.
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Scientific name Native / Alien (1)
Prenanthes sp Rattlesnake-root, Gall-of-the-earth, Lion's Foot, White Lettuce Nabalus sp. [= Prenanthes sp.] NC Native
image Spiked Medusa, Smooth-lipped Eulophia, Non-crested Eulophia, Giant Orchid Orthochilus ecristatus [= Eulophia ecristata, Pteroglassapsis ecristata] NC Native
image Allegheny Spurge Pachysandra procumbens NC Native
image Ginseng, American Ginseng, "Sang" Panax quinquefolius NC Native
image Dwarf Ginseng Panax trifolius NC Native
image Kidney-leaved Grass-of-Parnassus, Appalachian Grass-of-Parnassus, Brook Parnassia Parnassia asarifolia NC Native
image Carolina Grass-of-Parnassus, Savanna Parnassia, Eyebright Parnassia caroliniana NC Native
image Bigleaf Grass-of-Parnassus, Limeseep Parnassia, Largeleaf Grass-of-Parnassus Parnassia grandifolia NC Native
image Silverling, Silver Whitlow-wort, Silvery Nailwort Paronychia argyrocoma NC Native
image Yellow Passionflower Passiflora lutea NC Native
image Eastern Lousewort, Canadian Lousewort, Forest Lousewort, Wood-betony Pedicularis canadensis NC Native
image Appalachian Beardtongue, Eastern Gray Beardtongue, Eastern Gray Penstemon Penstemon canescens NC Native
image Swamp Bay Persea palustris NC Native
image Eastern Buttercup Phacelia, Coville's Phacelia, Buttercup Scorpionweed Phacelia covillei [split from Phacelia ranunculacea] NC Native
image Piedmont Rock-pink, Piedmont Fameflower Phemeranthus piedmontanus [Split from Phemeranthus mengesii, Talinum mengesii] NC Native
image Wild Blue Phlox, Eastern Blue Phlox, Timber Phlox, Wild Sweet William Phlox divaricata NC Native
image Downy Phlox, Deam’s Phlox Phlox pilosa ssp. pilosa NC Native
image Creeping Phlox Phlox stolonifera NC Native
image Americam Lopseed Phryma leptostachya NC Native
image Ninebark, Atlantic Ninebark, Common Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius NC Native
image Pokeweed, American Pokeweed, Great Pokeweed, Pokeberry, Red Ink Plant, Pigeonberry Phytolacca americana NC Native
image Blue Butterwort, Blueflower Butterwort Pinguicula caerulea NC Native
image Small Butterwort, Dwarf Butterwort, Bog Violet Pinguicula pumila NC Native
image Yellow Fringed Orchid, Orange Fringed Orchid, Orange Plume, Bobwhite's-mocassin, Owl's-head Platanthera ciliaris [= Habenaria ciliaris] NC Native
image Small Green Wood Orchid, Small Woodland Orchid, Little Club-spur Bog Orchid Platanthera clavellata [= Habenaria clavellata] NC Native
image Large White Fringed Orchid, White-fringed Orchid Platanthera conspicua [= Platanthera blephariglottis var. conspicua; Habenaria blephariglottis var. conspicua]] NC Native
image Yellow Crested Orchis, Crested Fringed Orchid, Golden Fringed Orchid Platanthera cristata [= Habenaria cristata] NC Native
image Southern Rein Orchid, Palegreen Orchid, Southern Gypsy-spike Platanthera flava var. flava [= Habenaria flava var. flava] NC Native
image Tubercled Rein Orchid, Northern Gypsy-spike, Northern Green Orchid Platanthera flava var. herbiola [= Habenaria flava var. herbiola] NC Native
image Large Purple Fringed Orchid, Greater Purple Fringed Orchid, Greater Purple Fringed Bog-orchid, Plume-royal Platanthera grandiflora [= Habenaria psychodes var. grandiflora] NC Native
image Golden Fringeless Orchid, Yellow Fringeless Orchid, Golden Frog Arrow Platanthera integra [ = Habenaria integra] NC Native
image White Fringeless Orchid, Monkey-face Orchid Platanthera integrilabia [= Habenaria blephariglottis var. integrilabia] NC Native
image Green Fringed Orchid, Ragged Fringed Orchid, Ragged Orchid Platanthera lacera [= Habenaria lacera] NC Native
image Snowy Orchid, Bog-spike, Frog Spear, Bog Torch, White Frog Arrow, White Rein Orchid Platanthera nivea [= Habenaria nivea] NC Native
image Large Round-leaved Orchid, Dinner-plate Orchid, Lesser roundleaved orchid, Roundleaf Rein Orchid Platanthera orbiculata [= Habenaria orbiculata] NC Native
image Purple Fringeless Orchid, Purple Spire Orchid, Pride-of-the-peak Platanthera peramoena [= Habenaria peramoena] NC Native
image Small Purple Fringed Orchid, Butterfly Orchid, Lesser Purple Fringed orchid Platanthera psycodes [= Habenaria psychodes var. psychodes] NC Native
image Shriver’s Purple Fringed Orchid, Shriver’s Frilly Orchid Platanthera shriveri [= Platanthera psychodes var. grandiflora] NC Native
image Bicolor Bog Orchid Platanthera x bicolor {P. blephariglottis x P. ciliaris} [= Habenaria x bicolor] NC Native
image Fringed Orchid Hybrid Platanthera x channellii {P. ciliaris x P. cristata} [= Habenaria x channellii] NC Native
image Rush Featherling Pleea tenuifolia [= Tofieldia tenuifolia] NC Native
image Stinking Fleabane, Pallid Marsh-fleabane, Stinking Camphorweed Pluchea foetida var. foetida NC Native
image Saltmarsh Fleabane Pluchea odorata [= Pluchea purpurascens] NC Native
image Mayapple, May-apple, American Mandrake, Wild Mandrake, Indian Apple, Pomme de Mai, Podophylle Pelt Podophyllum peltatum NC Native
image Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth, Beardflower, Ettercap, Addermouth Pogonia ophioglossoides NC Native
image Orange Milkwort, Yellow Milkwort, Red-hot-poker, Candy Weed, Candyroot Polygala lutea NC Native
image Gay wings, Fringed Polygala, Flowering Wintergreen, Bird-on-the-wing Polygaloides paucifolia [= Polygala paucifolia] NC Native
image Solomon's Seal, Solomon's-seal Polygonatum biflorum NC Native
image October-flower, October Flower, Jointweed Polygonum polygamum [= Polygonella polygama] NC Native
image Christmas Fern Polystichum acrostichoides NC Native
image Shadow Witch, Shadow-witch, Hairy Shadlow-witch Ponthieva racemosa NC Native
image Dwarf Cinquefoil, Running Five-fingers Potentilla canadensis NC Native
image Sulphur Cinquefoil, Sulphur Five-fingers Potentilla recta Not Native to US
image Yellow Mandarin, Yellow Fairybells Prosartes lanuginosa [= Disporum lanuginosum] NC Native
image American Self-heal, American Heal-all Prunella vulgaris Undetermined
image Wild Black Cherry, Wild Cherry, Cabinet Cherry, Rum Cherry Prunus serotina var. serotina NC Native
image Chokecherry, Choke Cherry Prunus virginiana var. virginiana NC Native
image Eastern Bracken, Bracken Fern, Brake Pteridium latiusculum [= Pteridium aquilinum] NC Native
image Blackroot, Wingstem, Densespike Blackroot, Fox-tail, Coastal Blackroot Pterocaulon pycnostachyum NC Native
image Hoary Mountain-mint, Silverleaf Mountain-mint Pycnanthemum incanum NC Native
image Common Pyxie-moss, Big Pyxie Pyxidanthera barbulata NC Native
image Little Pyxie, Sandhills Pyxie-moss, Well's Pyxie-moss Pyxidanthera brevifolia NC Native

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