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Woody Vines, Trees and Shrubs of the Warner Parks

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Revised June 2008

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Acer negundoAceraceaeboxelder
Acer nigrumAceraceaeblack maple
Acer rubrumAceraceaered maple
Acer saccharinumAceraceaesilver maple
Acer saccharumAceraceaesugar maple
Aesculus flavaHippocastanaceaeyellow buckeye
Ailanthus altissimaSimaroubaceaetree of heavenstinktree
Albizia julibrissinMimosaceaemimosasilk-tree
Amelanchier arboreaRosaceaedowny serviceberry
Ampelopsis cordataVitaceaeheartleaf ampelopsisheartleaf peppervine
Aralia spinosaAraliaceaedevil's walkingstickHercules' club
Arundinaria giganteaPoaceaegiant cane
Asimina trilobaAnonaceaepawpaw
Bignonia capreolataBignoniaceaecrossvine
Broussonetia papyriferaMoraceaepaper mulberry
Calycocarpum lyoniicupseedcupseed
Campsis radicansBignoniaceaetrumpet creeper
Carpinus carolinianaBetulaceaeAmerican hornbeammuscletree
Carya albaJuglandaceaemockernut hickoryCarya tomentosa
Carya cordiformisJuglandaceaebitternut hickory
Carya glabraJuglandaceaepignut hickory
Carya laciniosaJuglandaceaeshellbark hickorykingnut hickory
Carya ovalisJuglandaceaered hickory
Carya ovataJuglandaceaeshagbark hickory
Castanea dentataFagaceaeAmerican chestnut
Catalpa speciosaBignoniaceaenorthern catalpa
Celtis laevigataUlmaceaesouthern hackberrysugarberry
Celtis occidentalisUlmaceaenorthern hackberrycommon hackberry
Cephalanthus occidentalisRubiaceaecommon buttonbush
Cercis canadensisFabaceaeeastern redbud
Cladrastis kentukeaFabaceaeyellow woodCladrastis lutea
Clematis viornaRanunculaceaevasevineleather flower
Clematis virginianaRanunculaceaevirgin's bowerdevil's darning needles
Cocculus carolinusMenispermaceaeCarolina snailseedCarolina coralbead
Cornus drummondiiCornaceaeroughleaf dogwood
Cornus floridaCornaceaeflowering dogwood
Crataegus berberifoliaRosaceaebarberry hawthorn
Crataegus calpodendronRosaceaepear hawthornlimestone hawthorn, sugar hawthorn
Crataegus collinaRosaceaedotted hawthornCrataegus punctata, round-leaved hawthorn
Crataegus harbisoniiRosaceaeHarbison's hawthorn 
Crataegus mollis Rosaceaedowny hawthorn
Crataegus pruinosaRosaceaetriangle-leaved hawthornfrosted hawthorn
Crataegus spathulataRosaceaelittle hip hawthorn
Diospyros virginianaEbenaceaepersimmon
Euonymus alatusCelastraceaewinged burning bush
Euonymus americanaCelastraceaestrawberry bushhearts a-bustin
Euonymus atropurpureaCelastraceaeeastern wahoo
Euonymus fortuneiCelastraceaewinter creeper
Euonymus obovatusrunning euonymusrunning euonymus
Fagus grandifoliaFagaceaeAmerican beech
Forestiera ligustrinaOleaceaeupland swamp-privetshrub swamp-prive
Frangula carolinianaRhamnaceaeCarolina buckthornRhamnus caroliniana
Fraxinus americanaOleaceaewhite ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanicaOleaceaegreen ash
Fraxinus quadrangulataOleaceaeblue ash
Gleditsia triacanthosFabaceaehoney locust
Gymnocladus dioicaFabaceaeKentucky coffeetree
Hedera helixAraliaceaeEnglish ivy
Hydrangea arborescensHydrangeaceaewild hydrangea
Hypericum frondosumClusiaceaecedarglade St. Johnswort
Ilex opacaAquifoliaceaeAmerican holly
Juglans nigraJuglandaceaeblack walnut
Juniperus virginianaCupressaceaeeastern redcedar
Ligustrum spp.Oleaceaeprivet
Lindera benzoinLauraceaespicebush
Liquidambar styracifluaHamamelidaceaesweetgum
Liriodendron tulipiferaMagnoliaceaetuliptreetulip poplar
Lonicera fragrantissimaCaprifoliaceaewinter honeysucklesweet breath of spring
Lonicera japonicaCaprifoliaceaeJapanese honeysuckle
Lonicera maackiiCaprifoliaceaeAmur honeysuckle
Maclura pomiferaMoraceaeOsage orangehedge apple
Mahonia aquifoliumBerberidaceaetall Oregon grapemahonia, holly leaved barberry
Menispermum canadenseMenispermaceaecommon moonseed
Morus rubraMoraceaered mulberry
Nyssa sylvaticaNyssaceaeblackgum
Ostrya virginianaBetulaceaehophornbeam
Oxydendrum arboreumEricaceaesourwood
Parthenocissus quinquefoliaVitaceaeVirginia creeper
Paulownia tomentosaBignoniaceaeprincess-treeempress-tree
Philadelphus pubescensmock orangemock orange
Phoradendron leucarpumViscaceaeoak mistletoePhoradendron flavescens, Phoradendron serotinum
Pinus taedaPinaceaeloblolly pine
Platanus occidentalisPlatanaceaeAmerican sycamore
Poncirus trifoliatatrifoliate orangetrifoliate orange
Populus deltiodesSalicaceaecottonwood
Prunus americanumRosaceaeAmerican plum
Prunus mahalebmahaleb-cherrymahaleb-cherry
Prunus serotinaRosaceaeblack cherry
Ptelea trifoliatahop-treehop-tree
Pyrus communisRosaceaecommon pear
Quercus albaFagaceaewhite oak
Quercus coccineaFagaceaescarlet oak
Quercus imbricariaFagaceaeshingle oak
Quercus macrocarpaFagaceaebur oak
Quercus marilandicaFagaceaeblackjack oak
Quercus muehlenbergiiFagaceaechinkapin oak
Quercus phellosFagaceaewillow oak
Quercus prinusFagaceaechestnut oak
Quercus rubraFagaceaenorthern red oak
Quercus shumardiiFagaceaeShumard's oak
Quercus stellataFagaceaepost oak
Quercus velutinaFagaceaeblack oak
Rhodotypos scandensjetbeadjetbead
Rhus aromaticaAnacardiaceaefragrant sumac
Rhus copallinumAnacardiaceaewinged sumacRhus copallina, shining sumac
Rhus glabraAnacardiaceaesmooth sumac
Rhus hirtaAnacardiaceaestaghorn sumacRhus typhina
Robinia pseudoacaciaFabaceaeblack locust
Rosa multifloraRosaceaemultiflora rose
Rosa setigeraRosaceaeprarie roseclimbing rose
Salix nigraSalicaceaeblack willow
Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensisCaprifoliaceaecommon elderSambucus canadensis, elderberry
Sassafras albidumLauraceaesassafras
Sideroxylon lycioideSapotaceaebuckthorn bullyBumelia lycioides, smooth southern buckthorn
Staphylea trifoliaStaphyleaceaeAmerican bladdernut
Symphoricarpos orbiculatusCaprifoliaceaecoralberry
Tillia americana ssp. heterophyllaTiliaceaewhite basswoodTillia heterophylla
Toxicodendron radicansAnacardiaceaeeastern poison ivyRhus radicans
Ulmus alataUlmaceaewinged elm
Ulmus americanaUlmaceaeAmerican elm
Ulmus rubraUlmaceaeslippery elm
Ulmus serotinaUlmaceaeSeptember elm
Vaccinium arboreumEricaceaefarkleberrysparkleberry
Vaccinium pallidumEricaceaelowbush blueberryBlue Ridge blueberry
Vaccinium stamineumEricaceaedeerberry
Viburnum prunifoliumCaprifoliaceaeblackhaw
Viburnum rufidulumCaprifoliaceaerusty blackhaw
Vitis aestivalissummer grapesummer grape
Vitis palmatacatbird grapecatbird grape
Vitis vulpinaVitaceaefrost grapefrost grape

Compiled by Sandy Bivens and Deb Beazley 1978
Revised 1998
Online version created 2002 November in cooperation with the Bioimages project

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