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
Betulaceae Betula alleghaniensis yellow birch
Betulaceae Betula lenta sweet birch
Betulaceae Betula nigra river birch
Betulaceae Betula papyrifera paper birch
Betulaceae Betula pendula European weeping birch
Betulaceae Betula populifolia gray birch
Betulaceae Betula uber roundleaf birch
Betulaceae Carpinus caroliniana hornbeam
Betulaceae Corylus americana American hazel
Betulaceae Ostrya virginiana hophornbeam
Betulaceae Ostrya virginiana hophornbeam
Fagaceae Fagus grandifolia American beech
Fagaceae Fagus sylvatica European beech
Grossulariaceae Ribes sanguineum red-flowering currant
Grossulariaceae Ribes sanguineum red-flowering currant
Rosaceae Amelanchier alnifolia Pacific serviceberry
Rosaceae Amelanchier arborea serviceberry
Rosaceae Malus spp. apple
Rosaceae Prunus angustifolia Chickasaw plum
Tiliaceae Tilia americana American basswood
Tiliaceae Tilia cordata littleleaf linden
Tiliaceae Tilia tomentosa silver linden
Ulmaceae Zelkova serrata Japanese zelkova


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