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The University of North Carolina
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden



Current Projects

 Inventory of the Lichen Biota of the Piedmont Region in North Carolina, USA

Updated: Lichen Checklist for North Carolina, USA
Corrections and Additions to the North Carolina, USA Lichen Checklist

Flora of Virginia
This Project is devoted to produce the Flora of Virginia, gathering the legacy of more than three centuries of Virginia botanists into a modern work. The Flora of Virginia will open the natural world to a new generation of botanists, natural resource managers, and natural historians who can further expand our knowledge and contribute to the conservation of our rich natural heritage. This Project will:

  • Provide a guide to the identification, habitat, status, and distribution of Virginia's plants for professional and avocational users;
  • Assimilate and build on the rich tradition of botanical exploration in Virginia;
  • Incorporate current genetic-based information in addition to traditional taxonomic approaches; and
  • Increase interest in the appreciation and conservation of Virginia's flora.

[Text taken from Flora of Virginia website]

Distribution Maps
We will be creating distribution maps of our records from the following groups: Carnivorous Plants, Rare Flora and Orchids. Additionally, we will have a Miscellaneous grouping of maps that are derived from data sets that don't belong to one of the above categories, but have been databased in full.

2003 Mary McKee Felton Internship Project
The goal of this project was to database and create distribution maps of the ferns and fern allies of the southeastern United States, based on vouchered specimens located in the NCU Herbarium.

2006 Looking for Linnaea
Expedition to re-find Linnaea borealis in Tennessee. A fun powerpoint slideshow put together by Dr. Peter White, one of the intrepid hikers.


Curriculum in Ecology                 North Carolina Botanical Garden               Biology Department
Curriculum                               North Carolina                                 UNC
 In Ecology                              Botanical Garden                   Biology Department


University of North Carolina Herbarium
CB# 3280, Coker Hall
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931
fax: (919) 962-6930

Last Updated: 31 August 2006