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Trees of the Great Smoky Mountains

This list is based on a list: "A Checklist for the Trees of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park" included in: Kemp S. and K. Voorhis 1993Trees of the Smokies*. Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association, Gatlinburg, TN.

To view images of each species, click on the scientific name.

ThumbnailScientific NameFamily NameCommon NameSynonyms
Abes fraseriPinaceaeFraser fir
Acer leucodermeAceraceaechalk maple
Acer negundoAceraceaeboxelder
Acer pensylvanicumAceraceaestriped maplemoosewood
Acer rubrumAceraceaered maple
Acer saccharinumAceraceaesilver maple
Acer spicatumAceraceaemountain maple
Aesculus flavaHippocastanaceaeyellow buckeye
Ailanthus altissimaSimaroubaceaetree of heavenstinktree
Albizia julibrissinMimosaceaemimosasilk-tree
Alnus serrulataBetulaceaehazel aldercommon alder
Amelanchier arboreaRosaceaedowny serviceberry
Amelanchier laevisRosaceaesmooth shadbush or Juneberry
Amelanchier sanguineaRosaceaeround-leaved shadbush
Aralia spinosaAraliaceaedevil's walkingstickHercules' club
Asimina trilobaAnonaceaepawpaw
Betula alleghaniensisBetulaceaeyellow birch
Betula lentaBetulaceaesweet birchblack birch
Betula nigraBetulaceaeriver birch
Betula papyriferaBetulaceaeheart-leaved paper birch or mountain paper birch
Betula pendulaBetulaceaeEuropean weeping birch
Carpinus carolinianaBetulaceaeAmerican hornbeammuscletree
Carya albaJuglandaceaemockernut hickoryCarya tomentosa
Carya carolinae-septentrionalisJuglandaceaesouthern shagbark hickory
Carya cordiformisJuglandaceaebitternut hickory
Carya glabraJuglandaceaepignut hickory
Carya illinoinensisJuglandaceaepecan
Carya ovalisJuglandaceaered hickory
Carya ovataJuglandaceaeshagbark hickory
Carya pallidaJuglandaceaesand hickory
Castanea dentataFagaceaeAmerican chestnut
Castanea mollissimaFagaceaeChinese chestnut
Catalpa speciosaBignoniaceaenorthern catalpa
Celtis laevigataUlmaceaesouthern hackberrysugarberry
Celtis occidentalisUlmaceaenorthern hackberrycommon hackberry
Celtis tenuifoliaUlmaceaedwarf hackberry
Cercis canadensisFabaceaeeastern redbud
Cladrastis kentukeaFabaceaeyellowwoodCladrastis lutea
Cornus floridaCornaceaeflowering dogwood
Crataegus calpodendronRosaceaelimestone hawthorn
Crataegus intricataRosaceaeBiltmore's hawthorn
Crataegus macrospermaRosaceaescarlet hawthorn
Crataegus pinetorumRosaceaehawthorn
Crataegus pruinosaRosaceaetriangle-leaved hawthorn
Crataegus punctataRosaceaeround-leaved hawthorn
Diospyros virginianaEbenaceaepersimmon
Fagus grandifoliaFagaceaeAmerican beech
Fraxinus americanaOleaceaewhite ash
Gleditsia triacanthosFabaceaehoney locust
Gymnocladus dioicusFabaceaeKentucky coffeetree
Halesia tetrapteraStyracaceaemountain silverbellHalesia carolina
Hamamelis virginianaHamamelidaceaeAmerican witchhazel
Ilex opacaAquifoliaceaeAmerican holly
Juglans cinereaJuglandaceaebutternutwhite walnut
Juglans mandshuricaJuglandaceaeManchu walnut
Juniperus virginianaCupressaceaeeastern redcedar
Liquidambar styracifluaHamamelidaceaesweetgum
Liriodendron tulipiferaMagnoliaceaetuliptreetulip poplar
Maclura pomiferaMoraceaeOsage orangehedge apple
Magnolia acuminataMagnoliaceaecucumber-treecucumber magnolia
Magnolia fraseriMagnoliaceaemountain magnoliaFraser magnolia
Magnolia grandifloraMagnoliaceaesouthern magnolia
Magnolia macrophyllaMagnoliaceaebigleaf magnolia
Magnolia tripetalaMagnoliaceaeumbrella magnolia
Malus sylvestrisRosaceaeappleEuropean crabapple
Morus albaMoraceaewhite mulberry
Morus rubraMoraceaered mulberry
Nyssa sylvaticaNyssaceaeblackgum
Ostrya virginianaBetulaceaehophornbeam
Oxydendrum arboreumEricaceaesourwood
Paulownia tomentosaBignoniaceaeprincess-treeempress-tree
Picea abiesPinaceaeNorway spruce
Picea rubensPinaceaered spruce
Pinus echinataPinaceaeshortleaf pine
Pinus palustrisPinaceaelongleaf pine
Pinus pungensPinaceaeTable Mountain pine
Pinus rigidaPinaceaepitch pine
Pinus strobusPinaceaeeastern white pine
Pinus virginianaPinaceaeVirginia pine
Platanus occidentalisPlatanaceaeAmerican sycamore
Platycladus orientalisCupressaceaeOriental white cedar
Populus albaSalicaceaesilver poplar
Populus canescensSalicaceaegray poplar
Populus deltoidesSalicaceaecottonwood
Populus grandidentataSalicaceaebigtooth aspen
Populus nigraSalicaceaeLombardy poplar
Prunus americanaRosaceaeAmerican plum
Prunus angustifoliaRosaceaeChickasaw plum
Prunus aviumRosaceaesweet cherry
Prunus cerasusRosaceaesour cherry
Prunus hortulanaRosaceaehortulan plumwild goose plum
Prunus munsonianaRosaceaeMunson's plumwild goose plum
Prunus pensylvanicaRosaceaepin cherry
Prunus persicaRosaceaepeach
Prunus serotinaRosaceaeblack cherry
Prunus trilobaRosaceaeflowering almond
Pyrus communisRosaceaecommon pear
Quercus albaFagaceaewhite oak
Quercus coccineaFagaceaescarlet oak
Quercus falcataFagaceaesouthern red oak
Quercus imbricariaFagaceaeshingle oak
Quercus marilandicaFagaceaeblackjack oak
Quercus muehlenbergiiFagaceaechinkapin oak
Quercus prinusFagaceaechestnut oak
Quercus rubraFagaceaenorthern red oak
Quercus stellataFagaceaepost oak
Quercus velutinaFagaceaeblack oak
Robinia pseudoacaciaFabaceaeblack locust
Salix albaSalicaceaewhite willow
Salix babylonicaSalicaceaeweeping willow
Salix carolinianaSalicaceaeCarolina willowcoastal plain willow
Salix nigraSalicaceaeblack willow
Sassafras albidumLauraceaesassafras
Sorbus americanaRosaceaemountain ash
Thuja occidentalisCupressaceaeeastern white cedararborvitae
Tilia americana ssp. heterophyllaTiliaceaewhite basswoodTilia heterophylla
Tsuga canadensisPinaceaeeastern hemlock
Ulmus alataUlmaceaewinged elm
Ulmus americanaUlmaceaeAmerican elm
Ulmus rubraUlmaceaeslippery elm

* This is a wonderful field guide that will fit into your pocket.  You can buy it at the Visitors Center at GSMNP or via Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association, 115 Park Headquarters Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738.  (423) 436-0120.