Twig 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 by looking for pubescence (fuzz or hair) on either the twig or bud.

Possible Matches:

Family Genus Species common name
Fagaceae Quercus acutissima sawtooth oak
Hamamelidaceae Liquidambar styraciflua sweetgum
Lauraceae Sassafras albidum sassafras
Lauraceae Sassafras albidum sassafras
Myricaceae Myrica gale sweetgale
Rosaceae Amelanchier alnifolia Pacific serviceberry
Rosaceae Amelanchier arborea serviceberry
Rosaceae Aronia arbutifolia chokeberry
Rosaceae Malus spp. apple
Rosaceae Oemleria cerasiformis Indian-plum
Rosaceae Physocarpus capitatus ninebark
Rosaceae Prunus avium sweet cherry
Rosaceae Prunus emarginata bitter cherry
Rosaceae Prunus serotina black cherry
Rosaceae Prunus serrulata Kwanzan cherry
Rosaceae Prunus subhirtella Higan cherry
Rosaceae Prunus virginiana choke cherry
Rosaceae Prunus x yedoensis Yoshino cherry
Rosaceae Pyrus calleryana callery pear
Rosaceae Pyrus communis common pear
Rosaceae Sorbus americana American mountain-ash
Rosaceae Sorbus aucuparia European mountain-ash
Rosaceae Sorbus sitchensis Sitka mountain-ash
Salicaceae Populus alba European white poplar
Salicaceae Populus balsamifera balsam poplar
Salicaceae Populus deltoides cottonwood
Salicaceae Populus tremuloides quaking aspen


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