Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 1,800 species of vascular plants (trees, shrubs, wildflowers, ferns, vines, etc.), with names ranging from "Little Sweet Betsy" to "Possumhaw". That number keeps growing annually, as scientists and park staff discover new species in out of the way parts of the park. When a new species is confirmed, the record gets placed in an on-line database. Visit NPSpecies Report Viewer for the most current list of the vascular plants for Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You will be able to download this list if you wish to sort it into a way that works best for you, but be aware that if we discover a new species next month, the next time you download the list it might be different.
Last updated: February 3, 2021