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.
Contact: Nancy Williamson (nancy.williamson@ncparks.gov)
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
  • 1,901 specimen records
  • 0 georeferenced
  • 1,898 (100%) with images
  • 1,737 (91%) identified to species
  • 130 families
  • 408 genera
  • 851 species
  • 891 total taxa (including subsp. and var.)
Extra Statistics
The National Science Foundation
This project made possible by National Science Foundation Award 1410069