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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.

  • Bright pink conical flowers.
    Information icon Flowering swamp pink. Photo by Maja Dumat, CC BY 2.0.

    Swamp pink

    Swamp pink and it’s beautiful conical flower is only found in wetlands along streams and seepage areas in freshwater swamps.  Visit the species profile...

  • A cluster of carnivorious plant heads with bright red/orange mouths.
    Information icon Venus flytrap. Photo by Jennifer Koches, USFWS.

    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...

  • White flowers with many stamen burst from a shrub much like a hydrangea bush
    Information icon Virginia spiraea, Walker County, Georgia. Photo © Alan Cressler, used with permission.

    Virginia spiraea

    The Virginia spiraea is found in the Appalachian Plateaus or the southern Blue Ridge Mountains in Alabama, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Georgia.  Visit the species profile...

  • A plant that looks similar to grass with tiny white flowers extending from the ends.
    Information icon White irisette flowers. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    White irisette

    White irisette is a perennial herb that lives in areas with partial sun and flowers from late May through July.  Visit the species profile...

  • Leafy green vegetation with bright yellow flowers
    White-haired goldenrod. Photo: John MacGregor, Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

    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...

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