Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve Herbarium (WEWO)

Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve is a unique window onto the longleaf pine forests that once covered millions of acres in the southeastern U.S. The towering pines – some of them hundreds of years old – tower over expanses of wiregrass and rare and intriguing species, including the red-cockaded woodpecker, pine barrens tree frog, bog spicebush, fox squirrel and myriad wildflowers. A network of short, easy trails provides an outdoor classroom for ranger-led hikes that teach about this ecology or for quiet contemplation. With limited understory, the forest is a natural theater for birding and viewing wildlife. The visitor center’s museum-quality exhibits explore the longleaf forest, its flora and fauna and its unique history.

Correspondent, WEWO; Natural Resources Ranger: Zachary Lunn, zachary.lunn@ncparks.gov, 910-692-2167
Collection Type: Preserved Specimens
Management: Live Data managed directly within data portal
Global Unique Identifier: 28ec8153-7aff-4071-8ea4-7ec29c6e40b9
Digital Metadata: EML File
Collection Statistics
  • 1,907 specimen records
  • 1,784 (94%) georeferenced
  • 1,905 (100%) with images (1,912 total images)
  • 1,896 (99%) identified to species
  • 139 families
  • 478 genera
  • 909 species
  • 981 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
Taxon Distribution
Taxon Distribution
  • Acanthospermum (1)
  • Achillea (2)
  • Ageratina (2)
  • Ambrosia (2)
  • Antennaria (5)
  • Arnica (1)
  • Arnoglossum (1)
  • Artemisia (1)
  • Baccharis (1)
  • Balduina (1)
  • Bidens (7)
  • Bigelowia (3)
  • Boltonia (3)
  • Bradburia (1)
  • Carduus (2)
  • Carphephorus (5)
  • Centaurea (2)
  • Chaptalia (1)
  • Chrysogonum (1)
  • Chrysopsis (5)
  • Cichorium (2)
  • Cirsium (3)
  • Conoclinium (2)
  • Conyza (2)
  • Coreopsis (13)
  • Crepis (1)
  • Croptilon (3)
  • Doellingeria (3)
  • Eclipta (2)
  • Elephantopus (7)
  • Erechtites (3)
  • Erigeron (9)
  • Eupatorium (29)
  • Eurybia (5)
  • Euthamia (2)
  • Eutrochium (4)
  • Facelis (1)
  • Gaillardia (3)
  • Gamochaeta (4)
  • Helenium (4)
  • Helianthus (15)
  • Heterotheca (3)
  • Hieracium (7)
  • Hypochaeris (3)
  • Ionactis (2)
  • Krigia (4)
  • Lactuca (4)
  • Leucanthemum (2)
  • Liatris (9)
  • Marshallia (7)
  • Mikania (2)
  • Nabalus (4)
  • Packera (3)
  • Parthenium (1)
  • Pityopsis (6)
  • Pluchea (4)
  • Pseudognaphalium (3)
  • Pyrrhopappus (2)
  • Rudbeckia (3)
  • Sericocarpus (8)
  • Silphium (2)
  • Solidago (41)
  • Sonchus (3)
  • Symphyotrichum (19)
  • Taraxacum (1)
  • Tetragonotheca (1)
  • Trilisa (1)
  • Vernonia (16)
  • Youngia (1)