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Southeastern Plants

The species profiles below are a one-stop-shop for information about the plant that the Southeast region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for protecting and/or recovering.

Fuzzy yellow and purple flowers emerging from a green grass-like stalk.

American chaffseed

American chaffseed is generally found in habitats described as open, moist pine flatwoods, fire-maintained savannas, and flowers from April to June in the South, and from June to mid-July in the North. Visit the species profile...

American chaffseed © Robert Sincliar. Copyright release form S://EA/Photo Permissions/american-chaffseed.pdf

A cluster of carnivorious plant heads with bright red/orange mouths.

Venus flytrap

The Venus flytrap, a small perennial herb, is one of the most widely recognized carnivorous plant species on Earth. It occupies distinct longleaf pine habitats in the Coastal Plain and Sandhills of North and South Carolina. Visit the species profile...

Venus flytrap. Photo by Jennifer Koches, USFWS.

Leafy green vegetation with bright yellow flowers

White-haired goldenrod

The white-haired goldenrod is a unique plant to the Red River Gorge region of eastern Kentucky. The Red River Gorge is well known for its unique geology, scenic beauty, and outdoor recreational opportunities, and much of the area is located within the Daniel Boone National Forest. Visit the species profile...

White-haired goldenrod. Photo: John MacGregor, Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

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