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Plants of Cape Lookout

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Thanks to Jeannie Kraus, Natural Science Curator at NCMM and author of A Guide to Ocean Dune Plants Common to North Carolina, for verifying these IDs. Click on photo to enlarge.

These plant photos are dedicated to the students and professors from the Barton College Field Biology Course. The plants are in alphabetical order by scientific name. This is not a complete a list, but a work in progress.


Seabeach Amaranth
Pigweed
Amaranthus pumilus

False Willow
Narrow-leaved Groundsel
Baccharis angustifolia

False Willow
Narrow-leaved Groundsel
Baccharis angustifolia

Groundsel-tree
Cottonbush
Baccharis halimifolia

Groundsel-tree
Cottonbush
Baccharis halimifolia

Sea Ox-eye
Borrichia frutescens

Sea Ox-eye
Borrichia frutescens

Sea-rocket
Cakile edentula

Sea-rocket
Cakile edentula

Bull Thistle
Cirsium horridulum

Day Flower
Commelina erecta L.

Horseweed
Conyza canadensis var. pusilla

Silver-leaf Croton
Croton punctatus

Whitetop Sedge
Dichromena colorata

Whitetop Sedge
Dichromena colorata

Whitetop Sedge
Dichromena colorata

Rattle Bush
Daubentonia punicea

Rattle Bush
Daubentonia punicea

Daisy fleabane
Erigeron quercifolius
Dune Spurge
Dune Spurge
Euphorbia polygonifolia

Dune Spurge
Euphorbia polygonifolia
Gaillardia
Indian Blanket
Fire-wheel
Gaillardia pulchella

Gaillardia
Fire-wheel
Gaillardia pulchella
 

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