Committed to research and extension, NCSC provides the following services:

1. Identification of unknown North Carolina plants - both native and cultivated - submitted through the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service or directly to NCSC.  Click here for more details, as well as identification request forms.

2. Information on plants poisonous to humans and livestock.

3. Development of online plant identification resources to aid agents, field botanists, students, and enthusiasts.

4. Loans of specimens to other herbaria for monographic, floristic, systematic, or other scholarly research.  Our policies governing loans, as well as general herbarium usage, are available in both simple html and pdf formats.

5. Space for researchers and students to examine specimens and literature.