Twig Key


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Family Genus Species common name
Anacardiaceae Rhus copallina shining sumac
Anacardiaceae Rhus glabra smooth sumac
Anacardiaceae Rhus typhina staghorn sumac
Annonaceae Annona glabra pond apple
Annonaceae Asimina parviflora dwarf pawpaw
Annonaceae Asimina triloba pawpaw
Caesalpiniaceae Gleditsia aquatica waterlocust
Caesalpiniaceae Gleditsia triacanthos honeylocust
Caesalpiniaceae Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky coffeetree
Compositae Chrysothamnus nauseosus gray rabbitbrush
Ericaceae Oxydendrum arboreum sourwood
Fabaceae Albizia julibrissin mimosa
Fabaceae Cladrastis kentukea yellowwood
Hamamelidaceae Hamamelis virginiana witch-hazel
Juglandaceae Carya cordiformis bitternut hickory
Juglandaceae Carya illinoensis pecan
Juglandaceae Juglans cinerea butternut
Juglandaceae Juglans nigra black walnut
Magnoliaceae Magnolia acuminata cucumbertree
Magnoliaceae Magnolia fraseri Fraser magnolia
Magnoliaceae Magnolia kobus var. stellata star magnolia
Magnoliaceae Magnolia macrophylla bigleaf magnolia
Magnoliaceae Magnolia tripetala umbrella magnolia
Magnoliaceae Magnolia virginiana sweetbay magnolia
Magnoliaceae Magnolia x soulangiana saucer magnolia
Malvaceae Hibiscus syriacus rose-of-sharon
Meliaceae Melia azedarach Chinaberry
Moraceae Broussonetia papyrifera paper mulberry
Platanaceae Platanus occidentalis sycamore
Platanaceae Platanus racemosa California sycamore
Platanaceae Platanus x acerifolia London plane tree
Rhamnaceae Rhamnus purshiana Cascara buckthorn
Salicaceae Salix babylonica weeping willow
Salicaceae Salix discolor pussy willow
Salicaceae Salix nigra black willow
Simaroubaceae Ailanthus altissima tree-of-Heaven
Theaceae Gordonia lasianthus loblolly bay
Cercidiphyllaceae Cercidiphyllum japonicum katsuratree
Magnoliaceae Liriodendron tulipifera yellow-poplar

 

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