Native Plants

11.26.2014

Our Coast: The Yaupon Holly Tradition

Topics: Coastal History, Native Plants, Our Coast

Almost as soon as Europeans arrived on our coast, they were taught by the Native Americans how to brew this coastal shrub into a caffeinated tea. More >

10.27.2014

The Insect Assassin Sends Poachers to Prison

Topics: Legislature, Native Plants, Southeast Coast

Soon it will be a felony to poach Venus flytraps from the wild in North Carolina. This strange plant that lures, attacks and eats bugs only grows naturally in one place in the world: a 90-mile radius around Wilmington. More >

09.16.2014

Get Those Autumn Native Plants at Our Sale

Topics: Central Coast, Native Plants

Autumn is the ideal time for planting shrubs and trees, and the federation is helping gardeners out by offering a fall plant sale. More >

09.04.2014

The Plight of the Monarchs

Topics: Native Plants, Outer Banks, Wildlife

Soon the monarch butterflies will begin their fall migration along Eastern North Carolina. However, some experts say this keystone species is in serious trouble. More >

04.21.2014

Annual Native Plant Sale Set for Saturday

Topics: Native Plants, NCCF in the News

Hundreds of native coastal plants will be available Saturday at the N.C. Coastal Federation's 11th annual Native Plant Sale. More >

04.14.2014

11th Annual Plant Sale Slated for April 26

Topics: Central Coast, Native Plants, NCCF in the News

The federation will hold its 11th annual Native Plant Sale during Earth Day week on Saturday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at our headquarters. More >

11.18.2013

Glasswort Offers Colorful Display in Marsh

Topics: Native Plants, Nature, Wildlife

The three species of glasswort that grow along the coast are hardy and salt tolerant and go out in a blaze of glory. More >

09.16.2013

Fall Is a Great Time to Get Those Natives Planted

Topics: Native Plants, NCCF in the News

Autumn is the ideal time for planting shrubs and trees, and the federation is helping gardeners out this week by again offering a fall Native Plant Sale. More >

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