North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox

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The North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox contains detailed descriptions and photographs of 4,524 plants that grow in and around North Carolina.

Woodland azalea and flower garden in Raleigh, North Carolina

Here Are Some Tips To Get You Started

Search by scientific or common name:

Use  Find a Plant to select the perfect plant for a specific location.

Use  Identify a Plant to determine the name of a plant based on leaf and flower characteristics.

Looking for Help?

Have a look at the  Help page to get tips on using the Plant Toolbox, and be sure to check the  Glossary for plant identification terms.

Stokes County Plant Trivia!

10/19/21 – Schlumbergera truncate

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/schlumbergera-truncata/

This tough epiphytic succulent has showy flowers that bloom in the winter, usually around Thanksgiving, hence the most popular common name Thanksgiving Cactus. It is also known by many other common names and is sometimes confused with the true Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi).

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10/26/21 – Amaryllis 

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/amaryllis/

Amaryllis is native to South Africa and typically blossoms around March. Amaryllis bulbs are large, 2 to 4 inches, in diameter. Each bulb produces a cluster of two to twelve funnel-shaped flowers.

For more information, contact Bryan Hartman, Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent at bkhartman@ncat.edu.