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Plant Listings: a

Plants listed alphabetically by scientific names starting with the letter a.
Thumbnail Common name,
link to Portrait
Scientific name Native / Alien (1)
image Red Maple Acer rubrum NC Native
image American Yarrow, American Thousandleaf, Yarrow, Milfoil Achillea borealis [= Achilllea millefolium ssp. lanulosa] NC Native
image Trailing Wolfsbane, White Monkshood, White Aconite Aconitum reclinatum NC Native
image Southern Blue Monkshood, Eastern Blue Monkshood, Appalachian Blue Monkshood Aconitum uncinatum NC Native
image White Baneberry, Doll's-eyes, White Cohosh Actaea pachypoda NC Native
image Common Black Cohosh, Early Black Cohosh Actaea racemosa [= Cimicifuga racemosa] NC Native
image Northern Maidenhair Adiantum pedatum US Native
image Yellow Buckeye Aesculus flava [= Aesculus octandra] NC Native
image Red Buckeye Aesculus pavia NC Native
image Painted Buckeye Aesculus sylvatica NC Native
image Scaleleaf False Foxglove Agalinis aphylla [= Gerardia aphylla] NC Native
image White Snakeroot, Common Milk-poison Ageratina altissima [= Eupatorium rugosum] NC Native
image Mimosa, Silk Tree Albizia julibrissin Not Native to US INVASIVE
image Colicroot, Stargrass Aletris farinosa US Native
image Allegheny Onion Allium allegheniense NC Native
image Ramps, Red Ramps, Wild Leek, Rampscallions Allium tricoccum [= Validallium tricoccum] NC Native
image Tag Alder, Hazel Alder, Common Alder, Smooth Alder Alnus serrulata [= Alnus incana, Alnus noveboracensis] NC Native
image Allegheny Serviceberry, Juneberry, Shadbush Amelanchier laevis [= Amelanchier arborea] NC Native
image Coastal Plain Serviceberry Amelanchier obovalis [= Amelanchier canadensis] NC Native
image Fly Poison Amianthium muscaetoxicum NC Native
image Dwarf Indigo Bush, Clusterspike False Indigo Amorpha herbacea NC Native
image Bluestar, Blue Dogbane, Willow Amsonia Amsonia tabernaemontana NC Native
image Sharp-lobed Liverleaf Anemone acutiloba [= Hepatica acutiloba] NC Native
image Round-lobed Liverleaf Anemone americana [= Hepatica americana] NC Native
image Wood Anemone Anemone quinquefolia NC Native
image Thimbleweed; Tall Anemone Anemone virginiana NC Native
image Pussy Toes Antennaria plantaginifolia [= Antennaria caroliniana] US Native
image Mayweed, Stinking Chamomile Anthemis cotula Not Native to US
image Puttyroot, Adam and Eve Aplectrum hyemale NC Native
image Wild Columbine Aquilegia canadensis [= Aquilegia australis] NC Native
image Smooth Rockcress Arabis laevigata [= Boechera laevigata] NC Native
image Devil's Walkingstick, Hercules' Club, Prickly Ash Aralia spinosa NC Native
image Bog Rose Arethusa bulbosa NC Native
image Green Dragon Arisaema dracontium [= Muricauda dracontium] NC Native
image Jack-in-the-Pulpit Arisaema triphyllum NC Native
image Red Chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia [= Photinia pyrifolia, Sorbus arbutifolia, Pyrus arbutifolia] NC Native
image Common Wild Ginger Asarum canadense NC Native
image Clasping Milkweed, Sand Milkweed, Bluntleaf Milkweed Asclepias amplexicaulis NC Native
image Poke Milkweed, Tall Milkweed Asclepias exaltata NC Native
image Fourleaf Milkweed Asclepias quadrifolia NC Native
image Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca NC Native
image Butterfly Weed, Butterfly Milkweed, Orange Milkweed, Pleurisy Root, Chigger Flower Asclepias tuberosa NC Native
image Redring Milkweed, White Milkweed Asclepias variegata NC Native
image dwarf pawpaw Asimina parviflora NC Native
image Pawpaw Asimina triloba NC Native
image Walking Fern Asplenium rhizophyllum NC Native
image False Goat's Beard Astilbe biternata NC Native

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