Contribute Plant Data

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The N.C. Natural Heritage Program (NCNHP) requests locality and population information about the plants listed in the Natural Heritage List of Rare Plant Species of North Carolina, including those designated as Watch List. To provide information, please complete the Plant Survey Web Form below.

If you prefer to print out a plant survey form, you may download the form as a Word document and email the completed form to or mail it to N.C. Natural Heritage Program; MSC 1651; Raleigh, NC 27699-1651.

Download Rare Plant Survey Form

You may also contribute data via iNaturalist. Please visit the NCNHP profile on iNaturalist and read the journal posts to learn more about how to join the project and share data with NCNHP. When submitting data via iNaturalist it is helpful to complete an associated Plant Survey Web Form (below) with additional information about the observation, including details about the size of the plant population and habitat description. 

Plant Survey Web Form

Fill out this form to submit your rare plant survey. After submitting the web form, you will receive a confirmation email from us. Please use the instructions in the email to share any map(s), shapefile(s), photo(s), sketches, or any other supplementary information you think would be helpful. We can no longer accept sketches/maps of areas online due to security concerns.

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.Top of Form

Indicates required field
Person Making this Report

(if updating existing EO)

(If this is within previously identified site:)

(stem, clump, etc.)

If failed to find, indicate the thoroughness of the survey.

(include % or # in each stage: vegetative, bud, flower)

Evidence of Reproduction

(NCNHP natural community name and description, if known; include quality, soils, geology, etc.)

(examples: crest, mid slope, alluvial, etc)

(examples: inundated, dry, seasonally wet, etc)

(examples: open, woodland, closed canopy, etc)

(permits are required for federal or state listed species)