Common Wetland Plants Guide
The new 2021 edition of the Guide to Common Wetland Plants of North Carolina contains valuable information for identifying wetland plants from the mountains to the coast. A full color PDF of the book is available for download here (beware loading time may be long for this 73 MB file), and a limited number of hard copies are available for the cost of shipping by contacting Kristie Gianopulos (kristie.gianopulos -at – ncdenr.gov). Contact information also on the “About” page of this website.
Below is a searchable table listing each of the 200+ species in the new book, with tips on identification. Descriptions were written by Karen Kendig, Kristie Gianopulos, and Milo Pyne. This project was funded by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency and matching funds from the NC Division of Water Resources. All photographs used by permission.
The table is organized by plant structure: trees, shrubs, ferns, monocot herbaceous, dicot herbaceous, vines, aquatics. The search bar can be used to isolate certain groups or species.