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NC Botanical Garden  North Carolina Botanical Garden is part of UNC-Chapel Hill. We're a conservation-focused public garden; emphasis is on flora of the southeastern US.

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Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in our Piedmont Habitat.

Orange jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) near the Totten Center.

Savannah honeycomb-head (Balduina uniflora) in our Coastal Plain Habitat.

Savannah meadow-beauty (Rhexia alifanus) in our Coastal Plain Habitat.

Carolina birds-in-a-nest (Macbridea caroliniana) in one of our carnivorous plant beds. This rare, swamp-dwelling member of the mint family is found only in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

NCBG's Wonder Connection program held a Butterfly Extravaganza at the UNC Children's Hospital on Tuesday, designed to give children who are not able to leave the hospital the opportunity to engage with butterfly-themed natural science activities. From painting butterflies to playing with live caterpillars using the WonderSphere, a sealed-in chamber with built-in gloves that allows kids in the hospital to touch elements of nature without risk of infection, Wonder Connection brought the outdoors in for these young patients. Read about it on chapelboro.com! Photo by Bruce Rosenbloom of @wchlchapelboro.

The Stemless ironweed (Vernonia acaulis) in our Piedmont Habitat has been very popular with butterflies lately, among them this Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus)!

You may know that the state flower of North Carolina is the Dogwood, but did you know that we have an official state wildflower, too?! It's the Carolina lily (Lilium michauxii), native to the southeastern US, seen here in our Piedmont Habitat. We've also got some blooming by the Allen Education Center - stop by to see them!

Crimson-eyed rose mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) by the entrance to the Garden.

We are closed to the public on Mondays - come see us tomorrow! (And come in the morning on these hot days if you want to see these flowers when they're open!)

Common marsh-pink (Sabatia angularis) in our Piedmont Habitat.

Plumleaf azalea (Rhododendron prunifolium) on the edge of our Mountain Habitat. It's endemic to a small area in the Chattahoochee River Valley (along the Alabama-Georgia border), where it grows along stream banks and ravines.

This Zebra swallowtail (Protographium marcellus) was one of many pollinators out enjoying the Whorled mountain mint (Pycnanthemum verticillatum) in our Piedmont Habitat today!

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