Wild Flowers In the Wild

It's wonderful to enjoy native plants in your garden, but nothing beats seeing them in their natural element! Check out our map above to learn where you can see wildflowers in bloom. For a description of each preserve highlighted above, scroll down and learn more.

Please keep in mind that plants and flowers at TNC preserves are for viewing only. We ask that you respect nature by not digging up these plants or picking any of the flowers you observe.

ARKANSAS

Smith Creek Preserve
Native Plant: Butterfly Weed

This 1,226 acre preserve lies above Sherfield Cave, where the largest colony of Indiana bats in the state hibernates each winter. Visit Smith Creek to see butterfly weed when it blooms in the Spring/Summer. Learn More.

 


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Prairie Ridge at Terre Noire
Native Plant: Carolina Larkspur

Located in the northeast part of the blackland region of Arkansas, Terre Noire is one of the best remaining blackland prairie complexes in the state. Visit in the spring/summer to see Carolina Larkspur and Black-Eyed Susans in bloom. Learn More.


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ARIZONA

Hassayampa River Preserve
Native Plant: Claret Cup Hedgehog Cactus

For most of its 100-mile course, the Hassayampa River flows underground, until, that is, its crystal clear waters emerge at this preserve in the desert, creating lush habitat for some of the desert's most spectacular wildlife. Learn More.

 


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CONNECTICUT

Devil's Den
Native Plant: Pink Lady Slipper

At 1,756 acres, Lucius Pond Ordway/Devil's Den Preserve is the Conservancy's largest contiguous preserve in Connecticut, and its most frequently visited. But peace and quiet are not hard to find, with 20 miles of trails among shrubby marshes, high ledges and more than 400 species of trees and wildflowers. It's part of a landscape that encompasses 15,000 acres of continuous forest. Learn More.

 


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Hollenbeck
Native Plant: New England Aster

Wear waterproof boots for this preserve's flat, but often wet, trail. Open fields and beautiful swamps wooded with trees like red maple and black ash make it all worthwhile. A bonus in the fields during growing season: wildflowers. Learn More.

 


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Burnham Brook
Native Plant: Mountain Laurel

Enjoy birding? Look no further. More than 180 species have been sighted here. Along its 1.5 mile loop trail, pass open field, shrub and woodland, as well as a small stretch of Burnham Brook. Learn More.

 


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FLORIDA

Disney Wilderness Preserve
Native Plant: Nemastylis floridana, Celestial Lily

Located about an hour south of Orlando, the 11,500-acre Disney Wilderness Preserve offers an adventure park for outdoor and nature lovers. Wildflower seekers should visit in fall, when the lovely Celestial Lily can be spotted blooming for just a few afternoon hours. Learn more.

 


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Blowing Rocks Preserve
Native Plant: Spanish Stopper

Anyone who loves the ocean will appreciate the peaceful atmosphere of Blowing Rocks Preserve. After exploring the beaches and trails, learn about the history and native plants of the preserve with a visit to Hawley Education Center and its grounds. Learn more.

 


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Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravine Preserve
Native Plant: Wiregrass

Hike the Preserve’s 3.75-mile round-trip, self-guided trail to experience an enchanting area that local legend claims is the original Garden of Eden. Native grass enthusiasts will especially enjoy the longleaf pine and wiregrass uplands section, which is especially beautiful in the fall. Learn more.

 


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GEORGIA

Heggie's Rock
Native Plant: Atamasco-Lily

Heggie's Rock - Spanning 101 acres and standing 70 feet above ground as a flat rock outcrop, the Heggie's Rock Preserve is home to many species of plants and animals. Sign up for a tour of the preserve from March to April to see the Atamasco Lily in full bloom. Learn more.

 


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Black's Bluff
Native Plant: Purple Toadshade

Black's Bluff is a preserve full of botanical diversity running along the Coosa River. Spanning 263 acres along the side of a mountain, the preserve is described as a "massive natural rock garden." Plan you visit to view the Purple Toadshade which can best be seen from mid March to April. Learn More.

 


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Moody Forest
Native Plant: Longleaf Pine

Moody Forest Natural Area, known for its miles of trails that reveal mysterious swamps and towering trees is known to house some of this region's most distinctive plants and animals. Some spectacular specimens of rare longleaf pine trees can be viewed year-round. Open to the public. Learn more.

 


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ILLINOIS

Emiquon
Native Plant: Lotus

Emiquon is The Nature Conservancy's premiere demonstration site for our work on the Illinois River. A large floodplain restoration, Emiquon offers birding, boating, paddling, hunting and fishing. Visit in July and August to see the Lotus blooms. Learn More.


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Kankakee Sands
Native Plant: New England Aster

Kankakee Sands straddles the midwestern states of Indiana and Illinois. This prairie savanna complex was once a mosaic of marshes and lakes, oak barrens, prairies and sedge meadows. TNC has preserved nearly 25,000 acres of remnant and restored lands at Kankakee Sands. Visit in late summer to see the New England Aster in bloom. Learn More.


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Nachusa
Native Plant: Blazing Star

Home to 700 native plant species, Nachusa Grasslands is over 3,000 acres of protected and restored prairie. Nachusa recently re-introduced Bison as a tool to help manage the prairie. Visit in late summer to see the Blazing Star in bloom. Learn More.


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INDIANA

Kankakee Sands
Native Plant: New England Aster

Kankakee Sands straddles the midwestern states of Indiana and Illinois. This prairie savanna complex was once a mosaic of marshes and lakes, oak barrens, prairies and sedge meadows. TNC has preserved nearly 25,000 acres of remnant and restored lands at Kankakee Sands. Visit in late summer to see the New England Aster in bloom. Learn More.


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IOWA

Swamp White Oak Preserve
Native Plant: False Dragonhead

Once common in floodplains of the Midwest, a quality tract of swamp white oak savanna can be found at Swamp White Oak Preserve. Visit in August to October to see False Dragonhead in bloom. Learn More.


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KENTUCKY

Dupree Nature Preserve
Native Plant: Dwarf Larkspur

The Dupree Nature Preserve boasts three miles of frontage along the Kentucky River and a portion of the best upland forest in the Palisades region, with a cathedral-like setting of chinquapin oak, white ash, beech and other trees. Wildflowers bloom prolifically thoughout the spring and summer. Learn more.

 


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Brown, Crutcher, and Wallace Nature Preserves
Native Plant: Golden Ragwort

The Sally Brown, Crutcher and Earl D. Wallace nature preserves boast the Bluegrass region’s most unusual habitats. Rocky riverbanks, bluff-top ridges and old sandy river terraces harbor large concentrations of rare plant species, including Kentucky viburnum and purple melic grass. Steep limestone cliffs and river bottomland create a unique biological and geological environment which attracts rare and endangered plants and animals. Spring provides a burst of wildflowers. Learn More.

 


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LOUISIANA

Cypress Island Preserve
Native Plant: Passionflower

Cypress Island is a 9,500 acre tract of cypress-tupelo swamp and bottomland forest habitat. Home to the nesting sites of Great Egrets, Little Blue Herons, Cattle Egrets and Roseate Spoonbills. Learn More.


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Mary Ann Brown Preserve
Native Plant: Oakleaf Hydrangea

Mary Anne Brown preserve supports a quality moxed pine-hardwood forest on the fringes of the Tunica Hills. Located near Oakley Plantation, where John James Audobon painted some of his famous bird paintings. Visit in early summer to catch the oak-leaf hydrangeas in bloom.Learn More.


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Lake Ramsay Preserve
Native Plant: Blazing Star

Lake Ramsay preserve supports a large tract of intact pine flatwood wetlands in SE Louisiana and has examples of longleaf pine flatwood savanna, longleaf pine flatwoods and small stream forest. Visit in late summer to see Blazing Star in bloom. Learn More.


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MAINE

Kennebunk Plains Preserve
Native Plant: Northern Blazing Star

Kennebunk Plains Preserve is home to the world’s largest population of northern blazing star. This sandplain grassland also provides habitat for grassland nesting birds such as grasshopper sparrows and vesper sparrows. The Conservancy helped protect over 3,000 acres here and at the adjacent Wells Barren Preserve. Learn more.

 


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MARYLAND

Potomac Gorge / Bear Island
Native Plant: Lyre-leaf sage

Bear Island is a natural treasure just 12 miles from our national monuments in Washington, D.C. A diverse ecosystem supports more than 50 of Maryland’s rare, threatened or endangered plant and animal species. Visit in spring to see lyre-leaf sage (Salvia lyrata) and moss phlox (Phlox subulata) in bloom. Learn more.

 


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Cranesville Swamp Preserve
Native Plant: Round-leaved sundew

A window into ice ages past, Cranesville Swamp Preserve is located in a "frost pocket," an area where the surrounding hills capture moisture and cold air that conspire to create a landscape more reminiscent of habitat found much further north in Canada. Visit in summer to see round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia). Learn more.

 


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Nassawango Creek Preserve
Native Plant: Wild lupine

One of the northernmost remaining examples of a bald cypress swamp, Nassawango Creek Preserve is one of the last pieces of true wilderness left on the East Coast. Visit in spring to see wild lupine (Lupinus perennis) in bloom. Learn more.

 


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MICHIGAN

Nan Weston Nature Preserve at Sharon Hollow
Native Plant: Trillium

Nan Weston Preserve at Sharon Hollow contains a sundry of floodplain forests, streams and small pocket wetlands. A boardwalk guides you through the natural areas and into the River Raisin where you can catch gmlimpses of sunning turtles. Visit in May to see Trillium flowers in bloom. Learn More.


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Paw Paw Prairie Fen Preserve
Native Plant: Common Milkweed

The Paw Paw River watershed holds a unique type of wetland called a fen. Fen's are a type of wetland fed by alkaline, mineral-rich groundwater that supports a rare plant community. Visit Paw Paw in the summer months to catch a glimpse of Milkweed in bloom. Learn More.


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MINNESOTA

Bluestem Preserve
Native Plant: Stiff Sunflower

Bluestem Prairie is one of the rare places in Minnesota where you can see the vastness of the prairie as it once was. Prairie Chickens are a special treat to watch in early spring and the Stiff Sunflower blooms in late summer make this preserve a great destination Learn More.


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Schaefer Prairie
Native Plant: Small White Lady's Slipper

Schaefer Prairie is a remnant tallgrass prairie that once spanned through Minnesota, the Dakotas and Iowa. A short drive from Minneapolis, this preesrve contains an estimated 245 native plant species. Visit Schaefer Prairie in May and June to see Small White Lady's Slipper in bloom. Learn More.


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MISSOURI

Chilton Creek
Native Plant: Black Cohosh

At 5,500 acres, Chilton Creek Research and Demonstration Area is the largest Conservancy owned property in Missouri. Home to many native planes, Black Cohosh can be observed in bloom here as well. Learn More.


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Bennett Spring Savanna
Native Plant: Downy Blue Gentian

Consisting of 920 acres of high quality savanna, scattered oaks and hickory trees, this preserve hosts many of the same species that existed here over a hundred years ago. Downy Blue Gentian is just one of the native blooms you can observe here. Learn More.


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Dunn Ranch Prairie
Native Plant: Prairie Blazing Star

At Dunn Ranch, Greater Prairie Chickens and Henslow's sparrows make their home. You'll also spy a herd of Bison used to help conserve the restored tallgrass prairie. Blazingstars are in bloom from August through September. Learn More.


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NEBRASKA

Platte River Prairies
Native Plant: Pitcher Sage

Platte River Prairies are a chain of grasslands and wetlands that are managed for biological diversity. Totaling over 4,900 acres along the Platte River, we have restored over 1,500 acres of cropland to high-diversity prairie. Visit late summer to see native Pitcher Sage in bloom. Learn More.


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Niobrara Valley Preserve
Native Plant: Spiderwort

The Niobrara Valley Preserve is one of the largest Conservancy preserves in the U.S. and is used as a model for grassland management with bison, cattle and prescribed fire. Visit in late spring and early summer to see native Spiderwort in bloom. Learn More.


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NEVADA

River Fork Ranch Preserve
Native Plant: Showy Milkweed

River Fork Ranch is both a nature preserve and a working cattle operation that supports bald eagles, sandhill cranes, leopard frogs, monarch butterflies, mule deer and more. You can see showy milkweed at the preserve located south of Carson City from June through August. Learn more.

 


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NEW HAMPSHIRE

Ruth C Warwick Preserve
Native Plant: Purple Trillium

In 1964, the Warwick Preserve was the first New Hampshire property donated to The Nature Conservancy. Its rugged terrain includes the rushing waters of Partridge Brook and a mixed forest of hemlock, sugar maple, red oak, and basswood. Learn More.


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NEW JERSEY

South Cape May Meadows Preserve
Native Plant: Crimson-eyed rose-mallow

The Jersey Shore is for beachgoers and birds. Cape May is a legendary birding hotspot; the peninsula acts as a funnel for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway where you can see raptors, waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds and beach nesting birds. The trail system here includes 1 mile of undeveloped beach, a rarity on the heavily developed Jersey shoreline. Visit the Meadows during July through September to see huge and striking Crimson-eyed rose-mallow throughout the preserve. Learn more.

 


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Muckshaw Ponds Preserve
Native Plant: Columbine

Muckshaw Preserve is home to a series of unusual ponds surrounded by steep forested limestone ridges. The bedrock that underlies the ponds and the surrounding ridges has dissolved slowly over thousands of years, making the groundwater mineral rich and the soil highly alkaline. See columbine throughout the spring along the rocky outcroppings of the preserve.  Learn more.

 


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NEW MEXICO

Santa Fe Canyon Preserve
Native Plant: Four-wing saltbush

This native four-wing saltbush is an evergreen shrub species that grows well in alkaline and xeric soils—it’s also a resident of our Santa Fe Canyon Preserve. The seed and leaves are an important food source for local wildlife. Learn More.


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NEW YORK

Thousand Acre Swamp
Native Plant: Swamp milkweed

With a history reaching back to the Ice Ages, the Thousand Acre Swamp in Penfield, NY is full of unique habitats ranging from marshy lowlands to forests. The swamp found in the preserve is one of the area’s largest wetland systems and boasts a remarkable variety of wildlife including foxes, coyotes, eastern bluebirds, great blue herons and woodpeckers. Learn More.


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NORTH CAROLINA

Green Swamp Preserve
Native Plant: Venus flytrap

The Green Swamp is home to 14 species of carnivorous plants, including one of the healthiest populations of Venus Flytraps. The best time to see flytraps is in the late spring, when they bloom – sending up a long green stem with a tiny white flower on top. Learn More.


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NORTH DAKOTA

Pigeon Point
Native Plant: Rough Blazing Star

Pigeon Point hosts a high diversity of wetland habitats including a fen and spring-fed streams. TNC is currently restoring the south end of the preserve back to native tallgrass prairie. Visit Pigeon Point in late summer to view the purple hue of Rogh Blazing Star. Learn More.


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Brown Ranch
Native Plant: Brown-Eyed Susan

Brown Ranch sits upon the Sheyenne Delta which was formed by the Sheyenne River flowing into a glacial lake over 15,000 years ago. Much of this land was never farmed due to its sandy soil which makes it an important native remnant prairie. Visit in late summer or early fall to see the bright yellows of the brown-eyed susans in bloom. Learn More.


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OHIO

Kitty Todd Nature Preserve
Native Plant: Wild Lupine

Kitty Todd Preserve comprises over 1,000 acres and boasts a wide array of rare species found nowhere else in Ohio. This site supports abundant populations of wild lupine, the only plant upon which larvae of the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly feed. Visit mid-May through mid-June to see the Lupine in bloom. Learn More.


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Edge of Appalachia Preserve
Native Plant: Columbine

The 18,000-acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve, considered one of the most biologically diverse collections of natural systems in the Midwest, boasts more than 100 rare plant and animal species. The scene here changes with seasons: In spring, the slump rocks that have rolled down the hill around the Wilderness Trail are decorated with wildflowers like rue anemone, large-flowered trillium, goldenrod and columbine. Visit april through July to see the Columbine in bloom. Learn More.


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OKLAHOMA

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
Native Plant: Pearl Crescents

Comprising 39,000 acres, The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is the largest protected remnant tallgrass prairie left on earth. Originally spannign 14 states from Texas to Minnesota, less than 10% of this magnificient landscape is left. The perserve is open everyday from dawn to dusk. Learn More.


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J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve
Native Plant: Blazing Star Liatris

The J.T. Nickel Family Nature and Wildlife Preserve is the largest privately protected conservation in the Ozarks. This 17,000 acre landscape rests the Cookson hills region of Oklahoma and overlooks the Illinois River. Open to the public. Learn More.


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OREGON

Camassia Natural Area
Native Plant: Camassia

Named for the common camas (Camassia quamash), which profusely blooms here in April and early May, this preserve hosts more than 300 plant species. Learn more.

 


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Zumwalt Prairie
Native Plant: Goldenrod

This diverse preserve hosts nearly a dozen native bunch grasses and over 100 wildflower species. Early in the season, hoary balsamroot, camas and silky lupine put on a spectacular display. Later, goldenrod, pleated gentian, Gardner's yampah and other species continue to provide color and food for pollinating insects. The preserve is also home to one of the largest populations of the threatened Spalding's catchfly which blooms in mid- to late-July. Learn more.

 


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Juniper Hills Preserve
Native Plant: Penstemon

Conservancy botanists have discovered 65 distinct plant communities at Juniper Hills, featuring many native bunch grass species including Thurber's needlegrass, Indian ricegrass and bluebunch wheatgrass. Endemic desert wildflowers thrive in the grasslands, such as the John Day penstemon and scabland milkvetch. Learn more.

 


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PENNSYLVANIA

Thomas Darling Nature Preserve
Native Plant: Cinnamon Fern

Enjoy the 2,500-acre Thomas Darling Preserve at Two-Mile Run, a place where visitors can witness an extensive mosaic of glacial wetlands via a two-mile trail and boardwalk system. Cinnamon ferns are vibrant in June and July; cotton-grass and bottle gentian are gems to see in August; blueberry bushes assume a scarlet hue in late September. Learn more.

 


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Dick and Nancy Eales Preserve at Moosic Mountain
Native Plant: Nodding ladies' tresses

With more than 12 miles of well-marked trails, the Dick and Nancy Eales Preserve at Moosic Mountain provides great access to a variety of wildflowers at this ridgetop barrens preserve. Learn more.

 


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Long Pond Nature Preserve
Native Plant: White-fringed orchid

The Conservancy's Long Pond Preserve is a scrub oak, pitch pine barrens landscape showcasing both upland and wetland plant species. Learn more.

 


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RHODE ISLAND

Francis Carter Preserve
Native Plant: Sweet Pepperbush

The Carter Preserve is one of the best loved natural areas in South County. Criss-crossed by stone walls, it protects 1100 acres of oak and pitch pine forest along the Pawcatuck River, with 5 miles of trails to explore. Learn more.

 


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Tillinghast Pond Management Area
Native Plant: New York Aster

A rural oasis awaits at Tillinghast Pond, located just 40 minutes from downtown Providence. This is The Nature Conservancy's largest preserve in Rhode Island, featuring 13 miles of trail, winding through a mosaic of hayfields, deep woods, and beaver ponds reminiscent of northern New England. Learn More.

 


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SOUTH CAROLINA

Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve
Native Plant: Sand Myrtle

Only 30 minutes away from downtown Columbia, South Carolina, the 460-acre Peachtree Rock Heritage Preserve feels like a trip back in time. Layered sandstone formations, riddled with the fossils of ancient marine creatures, crop up on either side of the well-kept trails. Native longleaf pines tower overhead. Near the preserve’s entrance, the only natural waterfall on the state’s coastal plain splashes into a small pool. Diverse plants, ranging from native sparkleberry bushes and sand myrtles to the federally endangered Rayner's blueberry are found in abundance throughout the preserve. Learn More.


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Washo Reserve
Native Plant: Butterfly Milkweed

Washo Reserve is a 1,040-acre freshwater lake and cypress swamp in South Carolina’s coastal “Lowcountry.” This 200-year-old swamp is home to the oldest wading bird rookery in continuous use in North America; bring your binoculars in April to spy American woodstorks, great egrets, osprey, anhinga, yellow-crown night herons and more. The reserve also puts on a show of native wildflowers along the main road in September and October. Learn More.


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Nine Times Preserve
Native Plant: Mayapple

Stories abound about how Nine Times got its name, but official Conservancy history states it was because of the nine bridges one had to cross to gain access to the property. This 560-acre preserve is located at the edge of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains and at its most spectacular in the early spring, when sunlight reaches the forest floor between bare tree limbs and calls forth more than 130 species of native wildflowers. Learn More.


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SOUTH DAKOTA

Whitney Prairie
Native Plant: Hairy Goldaster

Whitney Preserve hosts a warm spring that supports a unique warm riverine sytem that includes rare plant species such as the tulip gentian, beaked spike-rush, souther maidenhair fern and stream orchid.To view the hairy goldaster in bloom, visit summer through fall. Learn More.


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Sioux Prairie
Native Plant: Pasque flower

Sioux Prairie is known for its seasonal ponds wich provide crusial habitat for plants and animals that depend on it. Grassland birds sich as bobolinks, waterfowl and upland sandpipers call this preserve home. Visit in early spring to view the pasque flower in full bloom. Learn More.


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TENNESSEE

Taylor Hollow
Native Plant: White Trillium

Taylor Hollow is one of the last undisturbed remnants of the mesophytic (moderately moist) forest system of Tennessee. Visit Taylor Hollow to see White Trillium in Bloom. Learn More.


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Schoolyard Springs
Native Plant: Canada Lily

Schoolyard Springs is an example of wetlands that once covered much of this portion of Tennessee. Visit to see Canada Lily in bloom. Learn More.


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TEXAS

Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary
Native Plant: Texas Trailing Phlox

Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary is a 5,564 acre preserve that consists of many different plant communities including one of the last remaining longleaf pine colonies. Swamps, open-floor forest and southern pinelands can all be found on this remarkeably diverse preserve. The Texas Trailing Phlox are a harbinger of spring so visit in March to see these in bloom. Learn More.


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UTAH

Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve
Native Plant: Showy Milkweed

At the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, Showy Milkweed can be found near emergent marshes that provide critical habitat for migratory birds. Learn more.

 


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VERMONT

Eshqua Bog
Native Plant: Showy Lady's Slippers Orchids

This tiny 40 acre preserve with handicap accessible boardwalk is host to hundreds of showly lady's slippers along with lesser populations of small yellow lady's slippers. Mid June is peak time to visit. Learn more.

 


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VIRGINIA

Piney Grove Preserve
Native Plant: Dwarf Azalea

At the Great Salt Lake Shorelands Preserve, Showy Milkweed can be found near emergent marshes that provide critical habitat for migratory birds. Learn more.

 


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North Landing River - Milldam Creek Boardwalk
Native Plant: Rose Mallow

Rose Mallow can be observed in July and August along the Mill Dam Creek boardwalk, a 1/4 mile trail that offers sweeping views of globally rare and diverse freshwater wind tide marshes. Learn more.

 


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John C. Sawhill Native Plant Garden
Native Plant: Phlox

The Nature Conservancy’s Worldwide Office in Arlington, Virginia, showcases a half acre Native Plant Garden that is open to visitors daily during daylight hours. Enjoy the changing environment throughout the seasons, view more than 100 species of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses, and check out the brochures available at the entrances.

 


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WASHINGTON

Ebey’s Landing
Native Plant: Golden Paintbrush

Ebey's landing is a 554-acre reserve offering scenic, recreational and interpretive opportunities for visitors. Ecologicial treasures to explore include one of Western Washington's most popular coastal trails (complete with Douglas fir trees and rare golden paintbrush). See golden paintbrush in bloom during early spring. Learn more.

 


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WEST VIRGINIA

Pike Knob Preserve
Native Plant: Purple clematis

Secluded amid North Fork Mountain, visitors to Pike Knob Preserve can enjoy some of the best views in the state, including unique plants--such as the purple clematis, rarely found in WV, to wildlife, to sweeping vistas.  Learn more.

 


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Bear Rocks Preserve
Native Plant: Rose azalea

Bear Rocks Preserve boasts a unique plant community and offers visitors beautiful shrub and floral displays from spring through autumn. Azalea displays are especially striking around September when much of the foliage of the heath family plants turn bright red. Learn more.

 


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Brush Creek Preserve
Native Plant: Purple Trillium

Plant and wildflower lovers will enjoy visiting Brush Creek Preserve at any time of year for a chance to see many uncommon and globally rare plant species. Displays of purple trillium and other wildflowers are especially lovely in spring. Learn more.

 


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WISCONSIN

Lulu Lake Preserve
Native Plant: Fringed Gentian

This kettle lake and its watershed comprise one Wisconsin's highest quality natural areas. Visit Lulu Lake in September and October to see the lovely Fringed Gentian in bloom. Learn More.


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Barneveld Prairie
Native Plant: Heath Aster

Barneveld Prairie is a great place to see a remnant of the once vast prairies that covered Wisconsin. Barneveld Prairie hosts New England Aster which blooms in September and October. Learn More.


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Mink River Estuary
Native Plant: Sharp-lobed Hepatica

Mink River Estuary is one of the few high quality estuaries left in the United States. Waters from the Mink River and Lake Michigan combine to form this picturesque preserve. Visit in spring to see the Sharp-Lobed Hepatica in bloom. Learn More.


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WYOMING

Heart Mountain Ranch
Native Plant: Shoeshone Carrot

Heart Mountain Ranch Preserve supports one of the greatest concentration of rare plants ever discovered on private property in Wyoming. Heart Mountain sits alone, surrounded by sagebrush basin. Stop by for a hike in June, when you can see the rare Shoshone carrot. Learn more.

 


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