Flora of Mecklenburg County

Welcome to the Flora of Mecklenburg County website, maintained by the staff at the James F. Matthews Center for Biodiversity Studies at Reedy Creek Nature Center. This site is intended as an educational tool to assist with plant identification in Mecklenburg County, with emphasis on plant species that have been documented within Park and Recreation properties. Ultimately, each plant listed will have a brief description accompanied by a photograph. Please be patient as this site is a work in progress.

Featured Species: Cardamine concatenata

Cutleaf toothwort is an early spring wildflower that is found in rich woods along slopes. It blooms in early spring before the trees leaf-out and as such is considered a spring ephemeral. The leaves are palmately dissected and coarsely toothed. This small wildflower is not common in Mecklenburg County, and is a real treat to find during its short flowering period.

More Info: USDA PLANTS Database