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Natural North Carolina

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Shanna Oberreiter


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium (NCU)


Funding Source

National Science Foundation Under Cooperative Agreement 1410069


Explore plant biodiversity of the southeastern United States!

Natural North Carolina is a collaboration between citizen scientists & research botanists to document the botanical diversity of the southeastern United States. Herbarium specimens are the basis of documenting the flora of a particular area. By transcribing the label data of herbarium specimens you are helping museum curators catalog their collections. This museum data is then used to make important decisions to protect natural habitats for plants & animals, to provide clean water, clean air & open space for people, and to advance sustainable relationships between people & nature.​


Geographic Scope

Southeastern United States

Taxonomic Scope

Vascular Plants

Temporal Scope

1800 - Current

Language Skills Required



6 Expeditions 31655 Digitizations 714 Participants

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Natural North Carolina's - Be a Companion to Campanulaceae

Lobelias, Bell Flowers & Hare Bells are loved by gardeners and relished by Hummingbirds. Help us map these plants in the Southeastern USA!

7752 Digitizations

100.00% Completed

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Adoxaceae - Elderberry and Viburnum!

In the Southeastern United States, the Adoxaceae family is represented by Sambucus (Elderberry) and Viburnum.

9317 Digitizations

100.00% Completed

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Nothing's BETter Than BETULACEAE

Grab a chocolate bar with hazelnuts and a bottle of birch beer ! Get to know Hazelnuts, Alders, Hop Hornbeams, Ironwoods and Birches

6914 Digitizations

100.00% Completed

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The Meandering Mallows of Malvaceae

From okra we eat, cotton we wear & hibiscus beauty we gaze at, Malvaceae has us covered! Please meander with us through where they live!

7672 Digitizations

100.00% Completed


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