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NCBG - Education Center Landscape

Our new James & Delight Allen Education Center is the first building on a UNC campus, the first state-owned building in North Carolina, and the state's first public museum and outreach center to earn LEED platinum status! UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp, Governor Beverly Perdue, UNC Board of Trustees Chair Bob Winston, and others dedicated the facility on October 12, 2009. Governor Perdue hailed the new center as a model for green building.

Last Update: 2020-01-01

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id_plant scientific common duration habit height thumb detail
ACFL Acer floridanum Southern Sugar Maple 50–80 ft. detail
ACRA7 Actaea racemosa Early Black-cohosh Perennial Forb/herb 3-8 ft. detail
AESY Aesculus sylvatica Painted Buckeye Perennial Tree, Shrub 3-16 ft. detail
AGPO2 Agarista populifolia Florida-hobblebush Perennial Shrub 6-15 feet detail
AMAR3 Amelanchier arborea Downy Serviceberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-25 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
ANTE2 Andropogon ternarius Split-beard Bluestem Perennial Graminoid 1.5-4 ft. detail
ANCA9 Anemone caroliniana Carolina Anemone Perennial Forb/herb detail
AQCA Aquilegia canadensis Eastern Columbine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
ARTR Arisaema triphyllum Jack-in-the-pulpit Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
ARAC3 Arnica acaulis Leopard’s-bane Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
ARAR7 Aronia arbutifolia Red Chokeberry up to 12 ft. detail
ASCA Asarum canadense Wild Ginger Perennial Forb/herb 2–8 in. detail
ASIN Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
ASPU2 Asclepias purpurascens Purple Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/4-3 ft. detail
ASTU Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
ASBI4 Astilbe biternata Appalachian False Goat’s Beard Perennial Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
BAAL Baptisia alba White Wild Indigo Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
BAAL3 Baptisia albescens Spiked Wild Indigo Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
BENI Betula nigra River Birch Perennial Tree 50-80 ft detail
BOAS Boltonia asteroides White Doll’s-Daisy Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
BUCAC Bulbostylis capillaris ssp. capillaris Common Hairsedge Annual, Perennial Graminoid detail
CAAM2 Callicarpa americana American Beautyberry Perennial Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
CAFL22 Calycanthus floridus Sweet-shrub Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
CARA2 Campsis radicans Trumpet Creeper Perennial Vine up to 40 ft detail
CAFL3 Carex flaccosperma Thinfruit Sedge Perennial Graminoid 8-12 in. detail
CAFR3 Carex frankii Frank’s Sedge Perennial Graminoid detail
CEOC2 Cephalanthus occidentalis Buttonbush Perennial Tree, Shrub 4-8 ft. detail
CECA4 Cercis canadensis Eastern Redbud Perennial Tree, Shrub 16–33 ft. detail
CHTH2 Chamaecyparis thyoides Atlantic White Cedar Perennial Tree up to 50 ft. detail
CHLU Chamaelirium luteum Fairy-wand Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
CHLA6 Chasmanthium laxum Slender Woodoats Perennial Graminoid 2 ft. detail
CHVI3 Chionanthus virginicus Fringe-tree Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 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
CLVI3 Claytonia virginica Eastern Springbeauty Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
CLAL3 Clethra alnifolia Coastal Sweet-pepperbush Perennial Shrub 3-5 ft. detail
COAU Coreopsis auriculata Lobed Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 6-8 in. detail
COVE5 Coreopsis verticillata Whorled Tickseed Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
COFL2 Cornus florida Flowering Dogwood Perennial Tree, Shrub 12-36 ft. detail
CRVI2 Crataegus viridis Green Hawthorn Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
DIMU4 Dionaea muscipula Venus Flytrap Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
DRCE Dryopteris celsa Log Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
ECPU Echinacea purpurea Eastern Purple Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb 1.5-4 ft. detail
ERSP Eragrostis spectabilis Purple Lovegrass Perennial Graminoid to 20 inches detail
ERYU Eryngium yuccifolium Northern Rattlesnake-master Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
EUAM9 Euonymus americanus Heart’s-a-bustin’ Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 4-6 ft. detail
EUDI16 Eurybia divaricata White Wood Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
EUFI14 Eutrochium fistulosum Hollow-stem Joe-pye-weed Perennial Forb/herb 5-8 ft. detail
FRAL Franklinia alatamaha Franklinia Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-20 ft. detail
GAPU Gaillardia pulchella Blanket-flower Annual, Biennial, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
GAPR2 Gaultheria procumbens Eastern Teaberry Perennial Subshrub, Shrub 2–6 in. detail
GITR6 Gillenia trifoliata Mountain Indian-physic Perennial Forb/herb, Subshrub 2-3 ft. detail
GOLA Gordonia lasianthus Loblolly Bay Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
HERE5 Helianthus resinosus Resinous Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb detail
HESC3 Helianthus schweinitzii Schweinitz’s Sunflower Perennial Forb/herb detail
HEAM6 Heuchera americana American Alumroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-10 in. detail
HICO2 Hibiscus coccineus Scarlet Rose-mallow Perennial Forb/herb 4-7 ft. detail
HIMO Hibiscus moscheutos Crimson-eyed Rose-mallow Annual, Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 4-6 ft. detail
HYQU3 Hydrangea quercifolia Oakleaf Hydrangea Perennial Shrub 6-8 ft.; width 6-8 ft. detail
ILDE Ilex decidua Deciduous Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 7-20 ft. detail
ILOP Ilex opaca American Holly Perennial Tree, Shrub 15-30 ft. tall, spread 10-20 ft. detail
ILVE Ilex verticillata Common Winterberry Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. detail
ILFL Illicium floridanum Florida Anise Tree Perennial Tree, Shrub 6-10 ft. tall detail
IRCR Iris cristata Dwarf Crested Iris Perennial Forb/herb 4-6 in. detail
IRTR Iris tridentata Savanna Iris Perennial Forb/herb 12-28 inches detail
JUCO4 Juncus coriaceus Leathery Rush Perennial Graminoid detail
KABU Kalmia buxifolia Sand-myrtle detail
KACA2 Kalmia carolina Southern Sheepkill Perennial Shrub detail
KALA Kalmia latifolia Mountain Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
LEFO Leucothoe fontanesiana Mountain Doghobble Perennial Shrub 6 ft. detail
LISQ Liatris squarrosa Scaly Blazing Star Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
LIMI Lilium michauxii Carolina Lily Perennial Forb/herb 18 in.-3 1/2 feet detail
LIST2 Liquidambar styraciflua Sweet Gum Perennial Tree (10–)15–35(–45) m tall. detail
LOCA2 Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower Perennial Forb/herb 2-4 ft. detail
LUAC Luzula acuminata Hairy Woodrush Perennial Graminoid up to 1 ft. detail
MAGR4 Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia Perennial Tree 60-80 ft. detail
MATR Magnolia tripetala Umbrella Magnolia Perennial Tree 30-40 ft. detail
MAVI5 Manfreda virginica Eastern False-aloe Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 3-6 ft. detail
MAOBO Marshallia obovata var. obovata Piedmont Barbara's-buttons Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
MOCE2 Morella cerifera Common Wax-myrtle Perennial Tree, Subshrub, Shrub 10-15 ft. detail
NYSY Nyssa sylvatica Black Gum Perennial Tree 60 plus feet detail
OEFR Oenothera fruticosa Southern Sundrops Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PAIN3 Parthenium integrifolium Wild Quinine Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 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
PHHE11 Phegopteris hexagonoptera Broad Beech Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. 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
PHOV Phlox ovata Mountain Phlox detail
PHPA9 Phlox paniculata Summer Phlox Perennial Forb/herb 1-5 ft. detail
PHVI8 Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant Perennial Forb/herb 3-4 ft. detail
PIEC2 Pinus echinata Rosemary Pine Perennial Tree (15–)20–35(–45) m tall. detail
PIPA2 Pinus palustris Longleaf Pine Perennial Tree 80-100 ft. detail
PIST Pinus strobus Eastern White Pine Perennial Tree detail
PITA Pinus taeda Loblolly Pine Perennial Tree (20–)25–40(–55) m tall. detail
PORER Polemonium reptans var. reptans Spreading Jacob’s-ladder Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb detail
POBIC Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum King Solomon’s-seal Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
POAC4 Polystichum acrostichoides Christmas Fern Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
PRCA Prunus caroliniana Carolina Laurel Cherry Perennial Tree, Shrub 20-30 ft. detail
PYMU Pycnanthemum muticum Short-toothed Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
PYTE Pycnanthemum tenuifolium Narrow-leaf Mountain-mint Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
QUNI Quercus nigra Water Oak Perennial Tree detail
QUST Quercus stellata Post Oak Perennial Tree to 85 feet detail
RHAU Rhododendron austrinum Florida Flame Azalea Perennial Shrub 6-10 feet Spread 4-6 feet detail
RHCA8 Rhododendron catawbiense Catawba Rhododendron Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
RHCU Rhododendron cumberlandense Cumberland Azalea Perennial Shrub detail
RHMA4 Rhododendron maximum Great Laurel Perennial Tree, Shrub detail
RHPE4 Rhododendron periclymenoides Pinxter-flower Perennial Shrub 4-6 ft. detail
RIEC Ribes echinellum Miccosukee Gooseberry Perennial Shrub detail
RUFU2 Rudbeckia fulgida Orange Coneflower Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
RUFUS Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii Black-eyed-Susan 2-3 ft. detail
RUHI2 Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan Annual, Biennial, Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 1/2 ft. detail
SAAZ Salvia azurea Azure Blue Sage Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
SAAZA Salvia azurea var. azurea Azure Sage Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
SALY2 Salvia lyrata Lyreleaf Sage Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
SACA13 Sanguinaria canadensis Bloodroot Perennial Forb/herb 6-12 in. detail
SAFL4 Sarracenia flava Yellow Pitcherplant Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
SAAL5 Sassafras albidum Sassafras Perennial Tree, Shrub to 30 feet detail
SCIN Scutellaria incana Hoary Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-4 ft. detail
SCOV Scutellaria ovata Heartleaf Skullcap Perennial Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
SELI5 Sericocarpus linifolius Narrow-leaf White-topped Aster Perennial Forb/herb 8-24 in. detail
SIVI4 Silene virginica Fire Pink Perennial Forb/herb 12-18 in. detail
SITE Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie Rosinweed Perennial Forb/herb detail
SIAN3 Sisyrinchium angustifolium Narrow-leaved Blue-eyed-grass Perennial Forb/herb 8-12 in. detail
SOBI Solidago bicolor Silverrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
SOCU Solidago curtisii Curtis’s Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
SOGI Solidago gigantea Giant Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 2-6 1/2 ft. detail
SONEN Solidago nemoralis var. nemoralis Eastern Gray Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb detail
SORU2 Solidago rugosa Rough-leaf Goldenrod Perennial Forb/herb 3-5 ft. detail
SPVI2 Spiraea virginiana Virginia Spiraea Perennial Shrub detail
STGR4 Styrax grandifolius Bigleaf Snowbell Perennial Tree, Shrub 8-12 ft. detail
SYCO3 Symphyotrichum concolor Eastern Silvery Aster Perennial Forb/herb 1 1/2-4 ft. detail
SYLAL7 Symphyotrichum lateriflorum var. lateriflorum Starved Aster Perennial Forb/herb detail
SYOB Symphyotrichum oblongifolium Eastern Aromatic Aster Perennial Forb/herb 3 ft. detail
SYPA11 Symphyotrichum patens Clasping American-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
SYUN Symphyotrichum undulatum Clasping Heart-leaf Aster Perennial Forb/herb 2-5 ft. detail
SYWA Symphyotrichum walteri Walter’s American-aster Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
TAIN Taenidia integerrima Yellow Pimpernel Perennial Forb/herb 1-3 ft. detail
THRE Thalictrum revolutum Skunk Meadow-rue Perennial Forb/herb 4-5 ft. detail
THTH2 Thalictrum thalictroides Windflower Perennial Forb/herb 4-8 in. detail
THKU Thelypteris kunthii Southern Shield Fern Perennial Forb/herb 2-3 ft. detail
TICO Tiarella cordifolia Foamflower Perennial Forb/herb 10-12 in. detail
TROH Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio Spiderwort Perennial Forb/herb 10 in.-4 ft. detail
TRLU3 Trillium luteum Yellow Trillium Perennial Forb/herb 4-12 in. detail
TSCA Tsuga canadensis Eastern Hemlock Perennial Tree 60 ft. detail
TSCA2 Tsuga caroliniana Carolina Hemlock Perennial Tree detail
VACO Vaccinium corymbosum Highbush Blueberry Perennial Shrub 15 ft detail
VAMY3 Vaccinium myrsinites Southern Evergreen Blueberry Perennial Shrub detail
VENO Vernonia noveboracensis New York Ironweed Perennial Forb/herb 3-7 ft. detail
VINU Viburnum nudum Possumhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 15 feet detail
VIPR Viburnum prunifolium Smooth Blackhaw Perennial Tree, Shrub to 25 ft. detail
XASI Xanthorhiza simplicissima Yellowroot Perennial Subshrub, Forb/herb 1-2 ft. detail
ZIAU Zizia aurea Common Golden Alexanders Perennial Forb/herb 1-2.5 ft. detail