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THUMB_Yucca filamentosa flowers leaves WAdamsneedle YuccaYucca filamentosa
THUMB_Rhododendron alabamense flowers2 SEFAlabama AzaleaRhododendron alabamense
THUMB_Neviusia alabamensis flower closeup SEFAlabama Snow-wreath, Neviusia, Alabama Snow WreathNeviusia alabamensis
THUMB_Staphylea trifolia fruits PMAmerican BladdernutStaphylea trifolia
THUMB_American_Filbert_Corylus_americana1_WIKIAmerican Filbert, HazelnutCorylus americana 
THUMB_Styrax americanus leaves flowers LBJAmerican SnowballStyrax americanus
THUMB_Viburnum dentatum flowers SEFArrowwood, Southern ArrowwoodViburnum dentatum
THUMB_Beaked_Hazelnut_Corylus_cornuta,_wings_WIKIBeaked HazelnutCorylus cornuta 
Callicarpa americanaBeautyberryCallicarpa americana 
THUMB_Styrax grandifolius flowers SEFBigleaf SnowbellStyrax grandifolius
THUMB_Black_Chokeberries_Photinia_melanocarpa_WIKI_MrigashirshaBlack ChokeberryPhotinia melanocarpa (Aronia melanocarpa, Pyrus melanocarpa) 
THUMB_Viburnum prunifolium flowers PMBlack Haw, Blackhaw ViburnumViburnum prunifolium
THUMB_Rubus occidentalis flowers leaves JHBlackcap Raspberry, Tall Blackberry, Black RaspberryRubus occidentalis
ButtonbushCephalanthus occidentalis 
THUMB_Frangula caroliniana berries LBJCarolina Buckthorn, Carolina False Buckthorn, Indian CherryFrangula caroliniana (Rhamnus caroliniana)
THUMB_Rhododendron minus flowers leaves LBJCarolina Rhododendron, Carolina Laurel, Piedmont RhododendronRhododendron minus
THUMB_Rosa carolina flowers leaves PMCarolina Rose, Pasture RoseRosa carolina
THUMB_Rhododendron catawbiense flowers leavesCatawba Rhododendron, Catawba Rosebay, Red Laurel, Early AzaleaRhododendron catawbiense
THUMB_Clethra acuminata flowers leaves LBJ
Cinnamon Clethra, Mountain PepperbushClethra acuminata 
THUMB_Symphoricarpos orbiculatus berries LBJCoralberry, Indian CurrantSymphoricarpos orbiculatus
THUMB_Cumberland_rosemary_Conradina_verticillata_WIKICumberland RosemaryConradina verticillata 
THUMB_Vaccinium stamineum flowers SEFDeerberryVaccinium stamineum
THUMB_Hypericum_densiflorum_RHWDense St. John’s-wort, Bushy St. JohnswortHypericum densiflorum
Downy ArrowwoodViburnum rafinesqueanum (also V. rafinesquianum)
THUMB_Leucothoe fontanesiana flowers leaves LBJDrooping Laurel, Doghobble, Dog-laurel, FetterbushLeucothoe fontanesiana
THUMB_Sambucus nigra ssp canadensis flowers LBJElderberry, Common Elder, American ElderSambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (Sambucus canadensis)
THUMB_Amorpha fruticosa flowers JH
False Indigo Bush, False IndigoAmorpha fruticosa 
THUMB_Vaccinium arboreum leaves berries LBJFarkleberry, SparkleberryVaccinium arboreum
THUMB_Rhododendron calendulaceum flowers leaves SEFFlame AzaleaRhododendron calendulaceum
THUMB_Rhus aromatica leaves berries PMFragrant Sumac, Lemon Sumac, Polecat BushRhus aromatica
THUMB_Ribes aureum leaves flowers LBJGolden CurrantRibes aureum, (R. odoratum)
THUMB_Hypericum frondosm2 LBJGolden St. John’s-wortHypericum frondosum
THUMB_Philadelphus hirsutus flower SEFHairy Mock-orange, Cumberland Mock-orange, Streambank MockorangePhiladelphus hirsutus 
THUMB_Spirea tomentosa leaves flowers PMHardhack SteeplebushSpirea tomentosa
THUMB_Vaccinium corymbosum flowers leaves LBJHighbush BlueberryVaccinium corymbosum
THUMB_Viburnum lantanoides leaves flowers SEFHobblebush ViburnumViburnum lantanoides (Viburnum alnifolium)
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALarge Fothergilla, Mountain Witch-alderFothergilla major
THUMB_Vaccinium pallidum flowers JHLate Lowbush Blueberry, Blue Ridge Blueberry, Hillside BlueberryVaccinium pallidum (Vaccinium vacillans)
THUMB_Dirca palustris flowers LBJLeatherwoodDirca palustris
THUMB_Viburnum acerifolium flowers SEFMapleleaf ViburnumViburnum acerifolium
THUMB_Stewartia ovata leaves flower LBJMountain Camellia, Mountain StewartiaStewartia ovata
THUMB_Kalmia latifolia flowers WMountain LaurelKalmia latifolia
THUMB_Pieris floribunda WMountain Pieris, Fetter BushPieris floribunda
THUMB_new jersey tea_Ceanothus_americanus_Prairie_moonNew Jersey TeaCeanothus americanus 
THUMB_Physocarpus opulifolis flowers leaves PMNinebark, Common NinebarkPhysocarpus opulifolius
THUMB_Diervilla lonicera flowers leaves PMNorthern Bush Honeysuckle, Dwarf Bush HoneysuckleDiervilla lonicera
THUMB_Rubus flagellaris flowers JHNorthern Dewberry, Prickly DewberryRubus flagellaris
THUMB_Viburnum nudum var cassinoides flower leaves LBJNorthern Witherod, Withe-rodViburnum nudum var. cassinoides (Viburnum cassinoides)
THUMB_Hydrangea quercifolia flowers SEFOak-leaf HydrangeaHydrangea quercifolia
THUMB_Rhododendron canescens flower SEFPiedmont AzaleaRhododendron canescens
THUMB_Rhododendron periclymenoides flowers LBJPinxterbloom AzaleaRhododendron periclymenoides (R. nudiflorum)
THUMB_Rosa setigera flowers leaves PMPrairie Rose, Illinois Rose, Climbing Prairie RoseRosa setigera
THUMB_Salix humilis flowers LBJPrairie Willow, Dwarf WillowSalix humilis
THUMB_Rubus odoratus flower berries LBJPurpleflowering Raspberry, Flowering Raspberry, Fragrant ThimbleberryRubus odoratus 
THUMB_Red_Chokeberry_Photinia_pyrifolia_WIKIRed ChokeberryPhotinia pyrifolia (Aronia arbutifolia, Pyrus arbutifolia) 
THUMB_Rhododendron prinophyllum flower LBJRoseshell AzaleaRhododendron prinophyllum  (R. roseum; R. nudiflorum)
THUMB_Salix exigua leaves flower WSandbar Willow, Narrowleaf Willow, Coyote WillowSalix exigua
THUMB_Sambucus racemosa leaves berries WScarlet Elder, Red-berried Elderberry, Red ElderberrySambucus racemosa (Sambucus pubens)
THUMB_Rhus copallinum leaves berries LBJShining Sumac, Winged Sumac, Dwarf SumacRhus copallinum (R. copallina)
THUMB_Hypericum prolificum PMShrubby St. John’s-wortHypericum proflificum
THUMB_Silky_Dogwood_Cornus_amomum_WIKISilky DogwoodCornus amomum 
THUMB_Salix sericea flowers LBJSilky WillowSalix sericea
THUMB_Hydrangea arborescens flowers leaves2 LBJSmooth Hydrangea, Wild HydrangeaHydrangea arborescens
THUMB_Rhus glabra leaves berries WSmooth Sumac, Scarlet SumacRhus glabra
THUMB_Diervilla sessilifolia leaves flowers LBJSouthern Bush HoneysuckleDiervilla sessilifolia
THUMB_Lindera benzoin flowers SEFSpicebush, Common SpicebushLindera benzoin
THUMB_Stiff_Dogwood_Cornus_foemina_John_HiltyStiff Dogwood, Swamp Dogwood, English Dogwood, Stiff CornelCornus foemina (Cornus stricta) 
THUMB_Euonymus americanus berries WStrawberry Bush, Heart’s-a-bustin, Bursting-HeartEuonymus americanus
THUMB_Rhododendron viscosum flowers leaves LBJSwamp AzaleaRhododendron viscosum
THUMB_Forestiera acuminata flowers SEFSwamp Privet, Eastern SwampprivetForestiera acuminata
THUMB_Rosa palustris flowers leaves PMSwamp RoseRosa palustris
THUMB_Rhododendron arborescens flower LBJSweet Azalea, Smooth AzaleaRhododendron arborescens
thumb_comptonia-peregrina-jhSweet FernComptonia peregrine (Myrica asplenifolia)
THUMB_Sweet_Pepperbush_Clethra-alnifolia-flowers_WIKI_Sten_PorseSweet Pepperbush, Summersweet, Coastal Sweet PepperbushClethra alnifolia 
THUMB_Sweetshrub_Calycanthus_floridus_WIKI_Ulf EliassonSweetshrub, Carolina Allspice, Sweet BetsyCalycanthus floridus 
THUMB_Tag_Smooth_Alder_Alnus_serrulata_4_John_HiltyTag, Smooth or Common AlderAlnus serrulata 
THUMB_Rosa virginiana flowers leaves WVirginia Rose, Pasture Rose, Wild RoseRosa virginiana
THUMB_Itea virginica flowers SEFVirginia Sweetspire, Virginia WillowItea virginica
THUMB_Ilex verticillata leaves flowers SEFWinterberryIlex verticillata
THUMB_Viburnum nudum_var_nudum_ leaves flowers SEFWitherod, Possum Haw, Southern WitherodViburnum nudum var. nudum
THUMB_Xanthorhiza simplicissima flowers WYellowrootXanthorhiza 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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