Liriodendron tulipifera flower

The University of North Carolina
A Department of the North Carolina Botanical Garden


Collectors of the UNC Herbarium
Compiled by Carol Ann McCormick, Curator, NCU

Amos Jones “AJ” Bullard, Jr.
(b. 1939)

The University of North Carolina Herbarium (NCU) has catalogued about a dozen specimens collected by Dr. A. J. Bullard, an enthusiastic, keen observer of flora of the southeastern United States.  He is particularly knowledgeable of the woody flora of eastern North Carolina and cultivated trees, shrubs and vines. 

AJ Bullard was born in Sampson County, North Carolina and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1961.  He earned Doctor of Dental Surgery from that same institution in 1965.  He is married to Barbara Borger Bullard who earned degrees in Library Science and Nursing from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Dr. Bullard practiced dentistry in Mount Olive, North Carolina for many years, and in retirement devotes himself to his arboretum near Calypso, North Carolina.  He writes a weekly column, “Botany with Bullard” for the Mount Olive Messenger published by the Goldsboro News-Argus.  He was recently featured in the Carrboro Citizen in an article by Ken Moore entitled “Live to Learn It!”. 


A.J. Bullard, left, describing leaf characteristics of white mulberry cultivar “Pakistan” to Liam Shannon. Photo by Ken Moore.  From the CARRBORO CITIZEN, 21 June 2012.

University of North Carolina Herbarium
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University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3280
phone: (919) 962-6931


Last Updated: 11 July 2016