Southeastern Field Botany and Mycology Resources
The Bryophyte Portal hosts the North Carolina moss checklist containing 465 taxa. Using the features of this Symbiota-based portal enables users to view this list using Tropicos Taxonomic Thesaurus, or display list as images. This portal can be used to build a dynamic checklist of bryophytes in the area selected by you on the map - try it!
Alan Weakley’s Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States is the resource for the vascular plant flora of the southeast. All 1000-odd pages of this behemoth-in-progress are available for free download as a searchable pdf.
The NCU Southeast Flora Atlas provides county-by-county maps, community associations, nomenclatural history, and full specimen data (from collections at NCU) for the vascular plants of the southeast.
There is also a Digital Atlas of the Virginia Flora, which tends to have more photos than its broader southeast counterpart.
The Carolina Vegetation Survey organizes The Pulse, a series of focused botanical inventories of ecological rich areas across both states. It's bootcamp for botanists, and an excellent way to learn the plants and community ecology of NC.
Will Cook's site has excellent photos spanning North Carolinian natural history, with particularly thorough coverage of the woody plants. Other groups are more lightly represented (perhaps even including a fern or two...). Jeff Pippen, similarly, has a rich collection of southeastern plant photos, as well as some of lichens, mosses, and unlichenized fungi.
The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage offers an extraordinary opportunity to appreciate the botanical diversity of the southern Appalachians of NC and Tennessee, at the hands of experienced guides.
The Duke Natural History Society is an informal group dedicated to the exploration of North Carolina's natural history.
The Fungi of North Carolina features photos of a wide variety of NC fungi, and links to other mycological resources.
The Mycology Collections Data Portal (MyCoPortal) is a suite of user-friendly, web-based data access technologies to aid taxonomists, field biologists, ecologists, educators, and citizen scientists in the study of fungal diversity.
The Association of Southeastern Biologists has a strong involvement in promoting and developing field botany and mycology in the southeast.