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THUMB_Yucca filamentosa flowers leaves W Adamsneedle Yucca Yucca filamentosa
THUMB_Rhododendron alabamense flowers2 SEF Alabama Azalea Rhododendron alabamense
THUMB_Neviusia alabamensis flower closeup SEF Alabama Snow-wreath, Neviusia, Alabama Snow Wreath Neviusia alabamensis
THUMB_Staphylea trifolia fruits PM American Bladdernut Staphylea trifolia
THUMB_American_Filbert_Corylus_americana1_WIKI American Filbert, Hazelnut Corylus americana 
THUMB_Styrax americanus leaves flowers LBJ American Snowball Styrax americanus
THUMB_Viburnum dentatum flowers SEF Arrowwood, Southern Arrowwood Viburnum dentatum
THUMB_Beaked_Hazelnut_Corylus_cornuta,_wings_WIKI Beaked Hazelnut Corylus cornuta 
Callicarpa americana Beautyberry Callicarpa americana 
THUMB_Styrax grandifolius flowers SEF Bigleaf Snowbell Styrax grandifolius
THUMB_Black_Chokeberries_Photinia_melanocarpa_WIKI_Mrigashirsha Black Chokeberry Photinia melanocarpa (Aronia melanocarpa, Pyrus melanocarpa) 
THUMB_Viburnum prunifolium flowers PM Black Haw, Blackhaw Viburnum Viburnum prunifolium
THUMB_Rubus occidentalis flowers leaves JH Blackcap Raspberry, Tall Blackberry, Black Raspberry Rubus occidentalis
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis 
THUMB_Frangula caroliniana berries LBJ Carolina Buckthorn, Carolina False Buckthorn, Indian Cherry Frangula caroliniana (Rhamnus caroliniana)
THUMB_Rhododendron minus flowers leaves LBJ Carolina Rhododendron, Carolina Laurel, Piedmont Rhododendron Rhododendron minus
THUMB_Rosa carolina flowers leaves PM Carolina Rose, Pasture Rose Rosa carolina
THUMB_Rhododendron catawbiense flowers leaves Catawba Rhododendron, Catawba Rosebay, Red Laurel, Early Azalea Rhododendron catawbiense
THUMB_Clethra acuminata flowers leaves LBJ
Cinnamon Clethra, Mountain Pepperbush Clethra acuminata 
THUMB_Symphoricarpos orbiculatus berries LBJ Coralberry, Indian Currant Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
THUMB_Cumberland_rosemary_Conradina_verticillata_WIKI Cumberland Rosemary Conradina verticillata 
THUMB_Vaccinium stamineum flowers SEF Deerberry Vaccinium stamineum
THUMB_Hypericum_densiflorum_RHW Dense St. John’s-wort, Bushy St. Johnswort Hypericum densiflorum
THUMB_Leucothoe fontanesiana flowers leaves LBJ Drooping Laurel, Doghobble, Dog-laurel, Fetterbush Leucothoe fontanesiana
THUMB_Sambucus nigra ssp canadensis flowers LBJ Elderberry, Common Elder, American Elder Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (Sambucus canadensis)
THUMB_Amorpha fruticosa flowers JH
False Indigo Bush, False Indigo Amorpha fruticosa 
THUMB_Vaccinium arboreum leaves berries LBJ Farkleberry, Sparkleberry Vaccinium arboreum
THUMB_Rhododendron calendulaceum flowers leaves SEF Flame Azalea Rhododendron calendulaceum
THUMB_Rhus aromatica leaves berries PM Fragrant Sumac, Lemon Sumac, Polecat Bush Rhus aromatica
THUMB_Ribes aureum leaves flowers LBJ Golden Currant Ribes aureum, (R. odoratum)
THUMB_Hypericum frondosm2 LBJ Golden St. John’s-wort Hypericum frondosum
THUMB_Philadelphus hirsutus flower SEF Hairy Mock-orange, Cumberland Mock-orange, Streambank Mockorange Philadelphus hirsutus 
THUMB_Spirea tomentosa leaves flowers PM Hardhack Steeplebush Spirea tomentosa
THUMB_Vaccinium corymbosum flowers leaves LBJ Highbush Blueberry Vaccinium corymbosum
THUMB_Viburnum lantanoides leaves flowers SEF Hobblebush Viburnum Viburnum lantanoides (Viburnum alnifolium)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Large Fothergilla, Mountain Witch-alder Fothergilla major
THUMB_Vaccinium pallidum flowers JH Late Lowbush Blueberry, Blue Ridge Blueberry, Hillside Blueberry Vaccinium pallidum (Vaccinium vacillans)
THUMB_Dirca palustris flowers LBJ Leatherwood Dirca palustris
THUMB_Viburnum acerifolium flowers SEF Mapleleaf Viburnum Viburnum acerifolium
THUMB_Stewartia ovata leaves flower LBJ Mountain Camellia, Mountain Stewartia Stewartia ovata
THUMB_Kalmia latifolia flowers W Mountain Laurel Kalmia latifolia
THUMB_Pieris floribunda W Mountain Pieris, Fetter Bush Pieris floribunda
THUMB_new jersey tea_Ceanothus_americanus_Prairie_moon New Jersey Tea Ceanothus americanus 
THUMB_Physocarpus opulifolis flowers leaves PM Ninebark, Common Ninebark Physocarpus opulifolius
THUMB_Diervilla lonicera flowers leaves PM Northern Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush Honeysuckle Diervilla lonicera
THUMB_Rubus flagellaris flowers JH Northern Dewberry, Prickly Dewberry Rubus flagellaris
THUMB_Viburnum nudum var cassinoides flower leaves LBJ Northern Witherod, Withe-rod Viburnum nudum var. cassinoides (Viburnum cassinoides)
THUMB_Hydrangea quercifolia flowers SEF Oak-leaf Hydrangea Hydrangea quercifolia
THUMB_Rhododendron canescens flower SEF Piedmont Azalea Rhododendron canescens
THUMB_Rhododendron periclymenoides flowers LBJ Pinxterbloom Azalea Rhododendron periclymenoides (R. nudiflorum)
THUMB_Rosa setigera flowers leaves PM Prairie Rose, Illinois Rose, Climbing Prairie Rose Rosa setigera
THUMB_Salix humilis flowers LBJ Prairie Willow, Dwarf Willow Salix humilis
THUMB_Rubus odoratus flower berries LBJ Purpleflowering Raspberry, Flowering Raspberry, Fragrant Thimbleberry Rubus odoratus 
THUMB_Red_Chokeberry_Photinia_pyrifolia_WIKI Red Chokeberry Photinia pyrifolia (Aronia arbutifolia, Pyrus arbutifolia) 
THUMB_Rhododendron prinophyllum flower LBJ Roseshell Azalea Rhododendron prinophyllum  (R. roseum; R. nudiflorum)
THUMB_Salix exigua leaves flower W Sandbar Willow, Narrowleaf Willow, Coyote Willow Salix exigua
THUMB_Sambucus racemosa leaves berries W Scarlet Elder, Red-berried Elderberry, Red Elderberry Sambucus racemosa (Sambucus pubens)
THUMB_Rhus copallinum leaves berries LBJ Shining Sumac, Winged Sumac, Dwarf Sumac Rhus copallinum (R. copallina)
THUMB_Hypericum prolificum PM Shrubby St. John’s-wort Hypericum proflificum
THUMB_Silky_Dogwood_Cornus_amomum_WIKI Silky Dogwood Cornus amomum 
THUMB_Salix sericea flowers LBJ Silky Willow Salix sericea
THUMB_Hydrangea arborescens flowers leaves2 LBJ Smooth Hydrangea, Wild Hydrangea Hydrangea arborescens
THUMB_Rhus glabra leaves berries W Smooth Sumac, Scarlet Sumac Rhus glabra
THUMB_Diervilla sessilifolia leaves flowers LBJ Southern Bush Honeysuckle Diervilla sessilifolia
THUMB_Lindera benzoin flowers SEF Spicebush, Common Spicebush Lindera benzoin
THUMB_Stiff_Dogwood_Cornus_foemina_John_Hilty Stiff Dogwood, Swamp Dogwood, English Dogwood, Stiff Cornel Cornus foemina (Cornus stricta) 
THUMB_Euonymus americanus berries W Strawberry Bush, Heart’s-a-bustin, Bursting-Heart Euonymus americanus
THUMB_Rhododendron viscosum flowers leaves LBJ Swamp Azalea Rhododendron viscosum
THUMB_Forestiera acuminata flowers SEF Swamp Privet, Eastern Swampprivet Forestiera acuminata
THUMB_Rosa palustris flowers leaves PM Swamp Rose Rosa palustris
THUMB_Rhododendron arborescens flower LBJ Sweet Azalea, Smooth Azalea Rhododendron arborescens
thumb_comptonia-peregrina-jh Sweet Fern Comptonia peregrine (Myrica asplenifolia)
THUMB_Sweet_Pepperbush_Clethra-alnifolia-flowers_WIKI_Sten_Porse Sweet Pepperbush, Summersweet, Coastal Sweet Pepperbush Clethra alnifolia 
THUMB_Sweetshrub_Calycanthus_floridus_WIKI_Ulf Eliasson Sweetshrub, Carolina Allspice, Sweet Betsy Calycanthus floridus 
THUMB_Tag_Smooth_Alder_Alnus_serrulata_4_John_Hilty Tag, Smooth or Common Alder Alnus serrulata 
THUMB_Rosa virginiana flowers leaves W Virginia Rose, Pasture Rose, Wild Rose Rosa virginiana
THUMB_Itea virginica flowers SEF Virginia Sweetspire, Virginia Willow Itea virginica
THUMB_Ilex verticillata leaves flowers SEF Winterberry Ilex verticillata
THUMB_Viburnum nudum_var_nudum_ leaves flowers SEF Witherod, Possum Haw, Southern Witherod Viburnum nudum var. nudum
THUMB_Xanthorhiza simplicissima flowers W Yellowroot Xanthorhiza simplicissima

4 responses to “Common Name

  1. Elizabeth Collins September 18, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    I am trying to the name of a bush I saw in Sevierville TN. It was about 3-4′ tall and had red stems. The leaves were in groups of 5-7 and looked very similar to the leaves of a buckeye tree. The leaves were whitish on the outside and green in the middle. If someone could help me find the type of bush this is I would GREATLY appreciate it. I have been searching online for hours with no luck.

    • joystewart September 20, 2016 at 2:03 pm

      I showed your comment to Hugh Conlon, our UT retired horticultural extension agent, in hopes he could ID the plant from your description. However, he was not able to do that. He said he would need more information first, for example whether it is a perennial or a woody plant. Maybe someone who knows this plant well will recognize it and post a reply. I am sorry we couldn’t help.

  2. Elizabeth M. Collins September 20, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I went by today and took a picture if there’s a way for me to send it to you.

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