Leaf Key


So far you have made the following choices...

It could be one of the species in the table below. Let's narrow our choices based on leaf type.

My leaves are simple - they have a petiole that bears a single leaf
My leaves are compound - they have a central stalk with several leaflets

Possible Matches:

Family Genus Species common name
Aceraceae Acer barbatum Florida maple
Aceraceae Acer buergeranum trident maple
Aceraceae Acer campestre hedge maple
Aceraceae Acer circinatum vine maple
Aceraceae Acer ginnala Amur maple
Aceraceae Acer glabrum Rocky Mountain maple
Aceraceae Acer griseum paperbark maple
Aceraceae Acer macrophyllum bigleaf maple
Aceraceae Acer negundo boxelder
Aceraceae Acer nigrum black maple
Aceraceae Acer palmatum Japanese maple
Aceraceae Acer pensylvanicum striped maple
Aceraceae Acer platanoides Norway maple
Aceraceae Acer pseudoplatanus sycamore maple
Aceraceae Acer rubrum red maple
Aceraceae Acer saccharinum silver maple
Aceraceae Acer saccharum sugar maple
Aceraceae Acer spicatum mountain maple
Bignoniaceae Campsis radicans trumpet creeper
Calycanthaceae Calycanthus floridus common sweetshrub
Caprifoliaceae Abelia x grandiflora glossy abelia
Caprifoliaceae Diervilla lonicera northern bush-honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae Kolkwitzia amabilis beautybush
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera involucrata twinberry
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera maackii Amur honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae Lonicera morrowii Morrow honeysuckle
Caprifoliaceae Sambucus canadensis American elderberry
Caprifoliaceae Sambucus cerulea blue elderberry
Caprifoliaceae Sambucus racemosa red elderberry
Caprifoliaceae Symphoricarpos albus snowberry
Caprifoliaceae Symphoricarpos orbiculatus coralberry
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum acerifolium mapleleaf viburnum
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum alnifolium hobblebush
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum dentatum arrowwood
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum lentago nannyberry
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum nudum possumhaw viburnum
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum opulus European cranberrybush viburnum
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum plicatum doublefile viburnum
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum prunifolium blackhaw
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum rhytidophyllum leatherleaf viburnum
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum rufidulum rusty blackhaw
Caprifoliaceae Viburnum trilobum highbush-cranberry
Caprifoliaceae Weigela florida old fashioned weigela
Celastraceae Euonymus alatus winged euonymus
Celastraceae Euonymus americanus strawberry bush
Celastraceae Euonymus atropurpureus Eastern wahoo
Cercidiphyllaceae Cercidiphyllum japonicum katsuratree
Clusiaceae Hypericum spp. Saint Johnswort
Combretaceae Laguncularia racemosa white mangrove
Cornaceae Cornus alternifolia alternate-leaf dogwood
Cornaceae Cornus amomum silky dogwood
Cornaceae Cornus canadensis bunchberry
Cornaceae Cornus florida flowering dogwood
Cornaceae Cornus kousa kousa dogwood
Cornaceae Cornus mas cornelian cherry dogwood
Cornaceae Cornus nuttallii Pacific dogwood
Cornaceae Cornus sericea red-osier dogwood
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus californica California buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus glabra Ohio buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus hippocastanum horsechestnut
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus octandra yellow buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus parviflora bottlebrush buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus pavia red buckeye
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus sylvatica painted buckeye
Hydrangeaceae Hydrangea anomala climbing hydrangea
Hydrangeaceae Hydrangea arborescens wild hydrangea
Hydrangeaceae Hydrangea macrophylla bigleaf hydrangea
Hydrangeaceae Hydrangea paniculata panicle hydrangea
Hydrangeaceae Hydrangea quercifolia oakleaf hydrangea
Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus coronarius mockorange
Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus lewisii mockorange
Lythraceae Lagerstroemia indica crapemyrtle
Loganiaceae Buddleia davidii butterfly-bush
Loganiaceae Gelsemium sempervirens false jessamine
Moraceae Broussonetia papyrifera paper mulberry
Oleaceae Chionanthus virginicus fringetree
Oleaceae Forsythia spp. forsythia
Oleaceae Fraxinus americana white ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus caroliniana Carolina ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus latifolia Oregon ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus nigra black ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus pennsylvanica green ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus profunda pumpkin ash
Oleaceae Fraxinus quadrangulata blue ash
Oleaceae Ligustrum spp. privet
Oleaceae Syringa reticulata Japanese tree lilac
Oleaceae Syringa vulgaris common lilac
Rhamnaceae Ceanothus cuneatus narrowleaf buckbrush
Rhamnaceae Ceanothus prostratus mahala mat
Rhizophoraceae Rhizophora mangle red mangrove
Rubiaceae Cephalanthus occidentalis buttonbush
Rubiaceae Mitchella repens partridgeberry
Rutaceae Phellodendron amurense Amur corktree
Scrophulariaceae Paulownia tomentosa royal paulownia
Staphyleaceae Staphylea trifolia bladdernut
Taxodiaceae Metasequoia glyptostroboides dawn redwood
Verbenaceae Avicennia germinans black mangrove
Verbenaceae Callicarpa americana American beautyberry

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