Native Plants in North Carolina

Bee on Blumist wildflower

Native Plant Landscapes in Parks

native plant bed

Benefits of using Native Plants

– Require less maintenance over time (e.g. less watering, fewer pest control measures)
– Serve as a food source and shelter for wildlife and pollinators
– Increase/maintain biodiversity
– Increase ecosystem health
– Help limit invasive plants

On July 1, 2023, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) announced the Native Plants Policy. The new policy directs the use of native plants at DNCR departmental locations and local government sites receiving grants from the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund.

Click here to view the official Policy document

Native Plant Policy FAQs
& PARTF Assisted Park Sites

Policy FAQs