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Southeastern plants

The species profiles below are a one-stop-shop for information about the plants the Service's Southeast region is responsible for protecting and/or recovering.

  • Fuzzy yellow and purple flowers emerging from a green grass-like stalk.
    Information icon American chaffseed © Robert Sincliar. Copyright release form S://EA/Photo Permissions/american-chaffseed.pdf

    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...
  • A leafy green plant with yellow flowers like a dandilion emerge from a rock crevace.
    Information icon Blue Ridge goldenrod. Photo © Gregory Wilson.

    Blue Ridge goldenrod

    Blue Ridge goldenrod is a rare perennial herb with yellow flowers endemic to a limited area in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and eastern Tennessee.  Visit the species profile...
  • A grass-like plant with white flowers emerges from the marsh.
    Information icon Bunched arrowhead. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Bunched arrowhead

    Bunched arrowhead is a small herbaceous plant growing 15-16 inches tall in saturated soils. The white flowers begin blooming in mid-May and continue through July. The fruits mature a few weeks after flowering.  Visit the species profile...
  • Dozens of green plants in the shape of a pitcher.
    Information icon Clump of green pitcher plants. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Green pitcher plant

    The carnivorous green pitcher plant has hollow leaves contain liquid and enzymes. When insects fall into the pitchers, they’re digested and the nutrients in the bodies are incorporated into the plant’s tissues.  Visit the species profile...
  • A bright white flower emerges from a prickly cactus.
    Information icon Flowering higo chumbo (Harrisia portoricensis). Photo by Omar Monsegur, USFWS.

    Higo chumbo

    Higo chumbo is a columnar cactus currently found at three small offshore islands of western Puerto Rico; Mona, Monito and Desecheo. In addition, several individuals are known to occur at Caja de Muertos, an offshore island south of Puerto Rico.  Visit the species profile...
  • Bright red flowers emerge from a bog with a forest in the background.
    Information icon Mountain sweet pitcher plant patch in Butt CPA. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Mountain sweet pitcher plant

    The mountain sweet pitcher plant is an insectivorious species is native to bogs and a few streamsides in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North and South Carolina.  Visit the species profile...
  • A leafy green plant with purple and red coloring around the edges of leaves and stems growing in the sand.
    Information icon Seabeach amaranth in North Carolina. Photo by Dale Suiter USFWS

    Seabeach amaranth

    Seabeach amaranth is a low-growing annual that occurs on sandy beaches from South Carolina to Massachusetts. Threats to this species include sea level rise, habitat modification and recreational use of beaches.  Visit the species profile...

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