Twig Key

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Family Genus Species common name
Anacardiaceae Rhus aromatica fragrant sumac
Fagaceae Castanea mollissima Chinese chestnut
Fagaceae Castanea pumila Alleghany chinkapin
Fagaceae Fagus grandifolia American beech
Fagaceae Fagus sylvatica European beech
Fagaceae Quercus acutissima sawtooth oak
Hippocastanaceae Aesculus californica California buckeye
Juglandaceae Carya aquatica water hickory
Juglandaceae Carya glabra pignut hickory
Juglandaceae Carya laciniosa shellbark hickory
Juglandaceae Carya ovata shagbark hickory
Juglandaceae Carya pallida sand hickory
Juglandaceae Carya tomentosa mockernut hickory
Magnoliaceae Liriodendron tulipifera yellow-poplar
Moraceae Morus rubra red mulberry
Rosaceae Sorbus americana American mountain-ash
Rosaceae Sorbus aucuparia European mountain-ash
Rosaceae Sorbus sitchensis Sitka mountain-ash
Tiliaceae Tilia americana American basswood
Tiliaceae Tilia cordata littleleaf linden
Tiliaceae Tilia tomentosa silver linden
Ulmaceae Planera aquatica water elm
Ulmaceae Ulmus alata winged elm
Ulmaceae Ulmus americana American elm
Ulmaceae Ulmus parvifolia Chinese elm
Ulmaceae Ulmus pumila Siberian elm
Ulmaceae Ulmus rubra slippery elm
Ulmaceae Ulmus thomasii rock elm
Ulmaceae Zelkova serrata Japanese zelkova


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