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NC Pollinator Toolkit Species List

Species listed in the NC Pollinator Toolkit

Last Update: 2019-06-03

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ACRA7 Actaea racemosa Early Black-cohosh Perennial Forb/herb 3-8 ft. detail
AGHY Agrostis hyemalis Hairgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
ALFA2 Aletris farinosa White Colicroot Perennial Forb/herb 1-3.5 ft. detail
ALCE2 Allium cernuum Nodding Onion Perennial Forb/herb 12-15 in. detail
AMAR3 Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-25 ft. detail
AMCA14 Ampelaster carolinianus Climbing Aster Perennial Shrub, Vine to 6+ ft. detail
AMCI Amsonia ciliata Sandhills Bluestar Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
AMTA2 Amsonia tabernaemontana Eastern Bluestar Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
ANGE Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 4-8 ft. detail
ANTE2 Andropogon ternarius Split-beard Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 1.5-4 ft. detail
AQCA Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Columbine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
ASIN Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
ASSY Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
ASTU Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
ASVA Asclepias variegata White Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
ASTR Asimina triloba Common Pawpaw Perennial Tree, Shrub height and spread 15-30 feet detail
BAAL3 Baptisia albescens Spiked Wild Indigo Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
BIAR Bidens aristosa Ditch-daisy Annual, Biennial Forb/herb to 6 ft. detail
BLCI Blephilia ciliata Downy Woodmint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. (Spread 1-1.5 ft.) detail
CAAM2 Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
CEAM Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 3-4 ft. detail
CEVI2 Centrosema virginianum Spurred Butterfly Pea Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 5 ft. long detail
CEOC2 Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Perennial Tree, Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
CECA4 Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud Perennial Tree, Shrub 16–33 ft. detail
CHFAF Chamaecrista fasciculata var. fasciculata Common Partridge-pea Annual Forb/herb 6 in. - 1.5 ft. detail
CHNI2 Chamaecrista nictitans Sensitive Partridge Pea Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-20 in. detail
CHLA5 Chasmanthium latifolium River Oats Perennial Graminoid 2-4 ft. detail
CHGL2 Chelone glabra White Turtlehead Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
CHLY2 Chelone lyonii Pink Turtlehead Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
CHVI5 Chrysogonum virginianum Green-and-gold Perennial Forb/herb 2-10 in. detail
CHMA14 Chrysopsis mariana Maryland Golden-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
CIDI Cirsium discolor Field Thistle Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb 2-8 ft. detail
CLAL3 Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
COCO13 Conoclinium coelestinum Blue Mistflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
COAU Coreopsis auriculata Lobed Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 6-8 in. detail
COGL2 Coreopsis gladiata Coastal Plain Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
COMA6 Coreopsis major Greater Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
COTR4 Coreopsis tripteris Tall Coreopsis Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
COVE5 Coreopsis verticillata Whorled Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
CRCR2 Crataegus crus-galli Cockspur Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
DASE2 Danthonia sericea Silky Oat-grass Perennial Graminoid detail
DIEX Dicentra eximia Wild Bleeding-heart Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
DICL Dichanthelium clandestinum Deer-tongue Witchgrass Perennial Graminoid detail
ELVI3 Elymus virginicus Virginia Wildrye Perennial Graminoid detail
ERHI Eragrostis hirsuta Bigtop Lovegrass Perennial Graminoid detail
ERYUY Eryngium yuccifolium var. yuccifolium Northern Rattlesnake-master Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
EUPE3 Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
EUDI16 Eurybia divaricata White Wood Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
EUCA26 Euthamia caroliniana Slender Goldentop Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
EUFI14 Eutrochium fistulosum Hollow-stem Joe-pye-weed Perennial Forb/herb 5-8 ft. detail
EUPU21 Eutrochium purpureum Sweetscented Joe Pye Weed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
GAPU Gaillardia pulchella Blanket-flower Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
GEMA Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
HEAU Helenium autumnale Common Sneezeweed Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
HEFL Helenium flexuosum Purplehead Sneezeweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
HEAN2 Helianthus angustifolius Swamp Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 1-6 ft. detail
HEAT Helianthus atrorubens Purpledisk Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 2 1/2-6 1/2 ft. detail
HEDI2 Helianthus divaricatus Woodland Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb 2-7 ft. detail
HEHEH Heliopsis helianthoides var. helianthoides Eastern Oxeye Perennial Forb/herb detail
HEAM6 Heuchera americana American Alumroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
HIMO Hibiscus moscheutos Crimson-eyed Rose-mallow Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
HYPR Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St-John's-wort Perennial Shrub, Subshrub 1-4 ft. detail
IRCR Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
IRVE Iris verna Dwarf Violet Iris Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
ISMA4 Isotrema macrophyllum Pipevine 6-30 ft. detail
ITVI Itea virginica Virginia Sweetspire Perennial Shrub 3-4 ft.; width 3-4 ft. detail
KOPE2 Kosteletzkya pentacarpos Seashore-mallow 1-5 ft. detail
LEVI7 Lespedeza virginica Slender Lespedeza Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
LIPI7 Liatris pilosa Shaggy Blazing Star Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
LISPS Liatris spicata var. spicata Florist’s Gayfeather Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
LISQS Liatris squarrosa var. squarrosa Scaly Blazing Star Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
LISU Lilium superbum Turk’s-cap Lily Perennial Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
LIBE3 Lindera benzoin Smooth Northern Spicebush Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-9 ft. detail
LITU Liriodendron tulipifera Tulip-tree Perennial Tree detail
LOCA2 Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
LOSI Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail
LOSE Lonicera sempervirens Coral Honeysuckle Perennial Vine Climbs 8-10 ft. or more detail
MARA7 Maianthemum racemosum Eastern Solomon’s-plume Perennial Forb/herb 10-24 in. detail
MAOBO Marshallia obovata var. obovata Piedmont Barbara's-buttons Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
MIRIR Mimulus ringens var. ringens Allegheny Monkey-flower Perennial Forb/herb 6 - 36 in. detail
MODI Monarda didyma Beebalm Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
MOFI Monarda fistulosa Appalachian Bergamot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
MOPU Monarda punctata Eastern Horse-mint Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
MOCE2 Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
MUCA2 Muhlenbergia capillaris Hairgrass Perennial Graminoid 3 ft. detail
OEFR Oenothera fruticosa Southern Sundrops Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PAAN6 Packera anonyma Small’s Ragwort Perennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. detail
PAAU3 Packera aurea Golden Ragwort Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PAAN Panicum anceps Beaked Panic Grass Perennial Graminoid detail
PAVI2 Panicum virgatum Switchgrass Perennial Graminoid 4-5 ft. detail
PAINI Parthenium integrifolium var. integrifolium Common Wild Quinine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
PAIN6 Passiflora incarnata Purple Passionflower Perennial Vine, Forb/herb to 12 ft. detail
PECA8 Penstemon canescens Eastern Gray Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
PELA8 Penstemon laevigatus Eastern Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
PESM Penstemon smallii Small’s Beardtongue Perennial Forb/herb 18-24 in. detail
PHDI5 Phlox divaricata Eastern Blue Phlox Perennial Forb/herb to 20 in. detail
PHNI Phlox nivalis Pineland Phlox Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
PHPA9 Phlox paniculata Summer Phlox Perennial Forb/herb 1-5 ft. detail
PHST3 Phlox stolonifera Creeping Phlox Perennial Forb/herb 8 inches detail
PHOP Physocarpus opulifolius Atlantic Ninebark Perennial Shrub to 8 ft. detail
PHVI8 Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
POBIC Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum King Solomon’s-seal Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
POCO14 Pontederia cordata Heartleaf Pickerelweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
PYIN Pycnanthemum incanum Hoary Mountainmint Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
PYMU Pycnanthemum muticum Short-toothed Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
PYPYP Pycnanthemum pycnanthemoides var. pycnanthemoides Southern Mountainmint Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
PYTE Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
RHCO Rhus copallinum Winged Sumac Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
ROCA4 Rosa carolina Carolina Rose Perennial Subshrub height and spread 3-6 ft. detail
RUHIA Rudbeckia hirta var. angustifolia Coastal Plain Black-eyed Susan Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb detail
RUHIH Rudbeckia hirta var. hirta Woodland Black-eyed Susan Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb detail
RUHIP Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima Weedy Black-eyed Susan Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb detail
RULA3 Rudbeckia laciniata Green-head Coneflower Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
RUTRT Rudbeckia triloba var. triloba Common Three-lobed Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb detail
SAAL5 Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet detail
SACE Saururus cernuus Lizard’s Tail Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
SCSC Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 2-3 ft. detail
SCIN Scutellaria incana Hoary Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
SCIN2 Scutellaria integrifolia Large-flower Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
SCOV Scutellaria ovata Heartleaf Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
SETE3 Sedum ternatum Woodland Stonecrop Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 in. detail
SIVI4 Silene virginica Fire Pink Perennial Forb/herb 12-18 in. detail
SIAS2 Silphium asteriscus Starry Rosinweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
SOCA4 Solidago caesia Axillary Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
SOER Solidago erecta Slender Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
SONEN Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis Eastern Gray Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb detail
SOOD Solidago odora Anise-scented Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
SOPI Solidago pinetorum Small’s Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
SORU2 Solidago rugosa Rough-leaf Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
SOSP2 Solidago speciosa Perennial Forb/herb 4 ft. detail
SONU2 Sorghastrum nutans Yellow Indiangrass Perennial Graminoid 6 ft. detail
SYCO3 Symphyotrichum concolor Eastern Silvery Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-4 ft. detail
SYGR5 Symphyotrichum grandiflorum Large-flower American-aster Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
SYNO2 Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England Aster Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
SYPAP2 Symphyotrichum patens var. patens Common Clasping Aster Perennial Forb/herb detail
SYUN Symphyotrichum undulatum Clasping Heart-leaf Aster Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
THVI Thermopsis villosa Aaron’s Rod Perennial Forb/herb 4-5 ft. detail
TICOC Tiarella cordifolia var. collina Foamflower Perennial Forb/herb 6-12 in.; spread-1 ft. detail
TRFL2 Tridens flavus Tall Redtop Perennial Graminoid detail
VACO Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub 15 ft detail
VEAL Verbesina alternifolia Common Wingstem Perennial Forb/herb 3-9 ft. detail
VEAC Vernonia acaulis Stemless Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
VEGL Vernonia glauca Broadleaf Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
VENO Vernonia noveboracensis New York Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
VEVI4 Veronicastrum virginicum Culver’s-root Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
VISO Viola sororia Common Blue Violet Annual, Perennial Forb/herb 2-8 in. detail
YUFI Yucca filamentosa Adam’s Needle Perennial Subshrub, Shrub, Forb/herb 4-8 ft. detail
ZIAU Zizia aurea Common Golden Alexanders Perennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. detail