Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

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THUMB_Acer barbatum 3 SEFAcer barbatum (A. saccharum ssp. floridanum; A. floridanum)Southern Sugar Maple, Rock Maple, Florida Maple
THUMB_Acer leucoderme 1 wikiAcer leucoderme (A. saccharum ssp. leucoderme)Chalk Maple, Chalkbark Maple, Whitebark Maple
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAcer nigrum (A. saccharum ssp. nigrum)Black Maple, Black Sugar Maple
THUMB_Acer pensylvanicum 1 wikiAcer pensylvanicumStriped Maple, Moosewood
THUMB_Acer rubrum 4 LBJAcer rubrumRed Maple, Scarlet Maple, Swamp Maple
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAcer saccharinumSilver Maple
THUMB_Acer saccharum,SugarMaple 1 wikiAcer saccharum ssp. saccharum (A. saccharum)Sugar Maple, Rock Maple, Hard Maple
THUMB_Aesculus flava 2 SEFAesculus flava (A. octandra)Yellow Buckeye
THUMB_Aesculus glabra 3 LBJAesculus glabraOhio Buckeye, Fetid Buckeye
THUMB_Aesculus pavia 3 LBJAesculus paviaRed Buckeye
THUMB_Common_Serviceberry_Amelanchier_arborea_leaves_Wiki_DcrjsrAmelanchier arboreaCommon Serviceberry
THUMB__Canadian_Serviceberry_Amelanchier_canadensis_flower_WIKIAmelanchier canadensisCanadian Serviceberry
THUMB_Allegheny_Serviceberry_Amelanchier_laevis_WIKIAmelanchier laevisAllegheny Serviceberry
THUMB_Aralia spinosa 3 wikiAralia spinosaDevil’s Walkingstick, Hercules Club Prickly Ash, Angelica Tree
THUMB_Asimina triloba 1 SEFAsimina trilobaPawpaw, Dog Banana
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABetula alleghaniensis (B. lutea)Yellow Birch
THUMB_Betula lenta 2 wikiBetula lentaSweet Birch, Cherry Birch, Black Birch
THUMB_Betula nigra 3 LBJBetula nigraRiver Birch, Red Birch
THUMB_Carpinus caroliniana 3 LBJCarpinus carolinianaAmerican Hornbeam, Musclewood, Blue Beech, Ironwood
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERACarya cordiformisBitternut Hickory, Swamp Hickory
THUMB_Carya glabra 3 JHCarya glabraPignut Hickory
THUMB_Carya illinoinensis 4 LBJCarya illinoinensisPecan, Hardy Pecan
Carya laciniosaShellbark Hickory, Big Leaf Shagbark, Big Shagbark Hickory, Bottom Shellbark, King Nut Hickory
THUMB_Carya ovata 4 JHCarya ovataShagbark Hickory
THUMB_Carya tomentosa 2 JHCarya tomentosaMockernut Hickory, White Hickory, Big Bud   Hickory
THUMB_Castanea dentata 2 SFCastanea dentataAmerican Chestnut
THUMB_Catalpa bignonioides flower LBJCatalpa bignonioidesSouthern Catalpa, Cigar Tree, Indian Bean
THUMB_Catalpa speciosa 2 JHCatalpa speciosaNorthern Catalpa, Hardy Catalpa, Cigar Tree
THUMB_Celtis occidentalis 2 wikiCeltis occidentalisHackberry, Common Hackberry
THUMB_Celtis tenuifolia 1 Chris EvansCeltis tenuifolia (C. georgiana)Dwarf Hackberry, Small Sugar Hackberry
THUMB_Cercis canadensis 4 JHCercis canadensisRedbud, Eastern Redbud
THUMB_Chionanthus virginicus flower closeup LBJChionanthus virginicusWhite Fringetree, Grancy Gray Beard, Old-man’s-beard, Fringe Tree
THUMB_Cladrastis kentukea 2 LBJCladrastis kentukea (C. lutea)Yellowwood, American Yellowwood
THUMB_Cornus alternifolia 1 wikiCornus alternifoliaPagoda Dogwood
THUMB_Cornus drummondii 3 LBJCornus drummondiiRoughleaf Dogwood, Drummond’s Dogwood
THUMB_Cornus florida 1 SEFCornus floridaFlowering Dogwood
THUMB_Cotinus obovatus 3 LBJCotinus obovatus ( C. americanus)American Smoketree, Chittamwood
THUMB_Crataegus crus-galli wikiCrataegus crus-galliCockspur Hawthorn
THUMB_Crataegus marshallii 2 SEFCrataegus marshalliiParsley Hawthorn
THUMB_Crataegus mollis 2 wikiCrataegus mollisDowny Hawthorn
THUMB_Crataegus phaenopyrum 2 JHCrataegus phaenopyrumWashington Hawthorn
THUMB_Crataegus viridis 2 T. Davis SydnorCrataegus viridisGreen Hawthorn
THUMB_Diospyros virginiana 3 SEFDiospyros virginianaCommon Persimmon, Possumwood, Eastern Persimmon
THUMB_Euonymus atropurpureus 1 wikiEuonymus atropurpureusEastern Wahoo, Burningbush
THUMB_Fagus grandifolia leaves wikiFagus grandifoliaAmerican Beech
THUMB_Frangula caroliniana berries LBJFrangula caroliniana (Rhamnus caroliniana)Carolina Buckthorn, Carolina False Buckthorn, Indian Cherry
THUMB_Fraxinus americana Paul Wray Iowa State U FIFraxinus americanaWhite Ash
THUMB_Fraxinus pennsyl leaves LBJFraxinus pennsylvanicaGreen Ash, Red Ash
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFraxinus quadrangulataBlue Ash
THUMB_Gleditsia tri leaves closeup JHGleditsia triacanthosCommon Honeylocust, Honey Locust, Sweet Locust
THUMB_Gymnocladus dioicus seeds JHGymnocladus dioicusKentucky Coffeetree
THUMB_Halesia tetraptera flowers wikiHalesia tetraptera (H. carolina)Silverbell, Mountain Silverbell
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHamamelis virginianaAmerican Witchhazel
THUMB_Ilex decidua berries SEFIlex deciduaPossumhaw
THUMB_Ilex opaca leaves SEFIlex opacaAmerican Holly
THUMB_Ilex vomitoria berries SEFIlex vomitoriaYaupon Holly
THUMB_Juglans nigra leaves nuts wikiJuglans nigraBlack Walnut, Eastern Black Walnut
THUMB_Juniperus virginiana berries SEFJuniperus virginianaEastern Red-cedar, Redcedar
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALiquidambar styracifluaSweetgum, Redgum, Starleaf-gum
THUMB_Liriodendron tulipifera leaf flower closeup LBJLiriodendron tulipiferaTulip Poplar, Tulip Tree, Tuliptree, Tulip Magnolia
THUMB_Magnolia acuminata fruit leaf closeup LBJMagnolia acuminataCucumbertree
THUMB_Magnolia grandiflora flower leaf wikiMagnolia grandifloraSouthern Magnolia, Bull Bay, Evergreen Magnolia
THUMB_Magnolia_macrophylla_fruit SEFMagnolia macrophylla Bigleaf Magnolia
THUMB_Magnolia tripetala leaf 2 LBJMagnolia tripetalaUmbrella Magnolia, Umbrella-Tree
THUMB_Magnolia virginiana flower LBJMagnolia virginianaSweetbay Magnolia, Laurel Magnolia, Swamp Magnolia
THUMB_Malus angustifolia leaf SEFMalus angustifolia (Pyrus angustifolia)Southern Crabapple, Southern Crab Apple
THUMB_Morus rubra berry closeup SEFMorus rubraRed Mulberry
THUMB_Nyssa aquatica trunks SEFNyssa aquaticaWater Tupelo, Cotton Gum, Tupelo Gum
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANyssa sylvaticaBlack Tupelo, Black Gum, Sour Gum
THUMB_Ostrya virginiana fruits wikiOstrya virginianaAmerican Hophornbeam, Ironwood, Eastern Hophornbeam
THUMB_Oxydendrum arboreum flowers LBJOxydendrum arboreumSourwood, Sorrel Tree, Lily-of-the-Valley Tree
THUMB_Pinus echinata flowers LBJPinus echinata Shortleaf Pine, Yellow Pine, Spruce Pine
Pinus rigida Pitch Pine, Northern Pitch Pine
THUMB_Pinus strobus cone LBJPinus strobus Eastern White Pine
THUMB_Pinus taeda cone LBJPinus taedaLoblolly Pine, Old Field Pine, Bull Pine, Rosemary Pine
THUMB_Pinus virginiana cone wikiPinus virginianaVirginia Pine, Scrub Pine, Spruce Pine, Poverty Pine, Jersey Pine
THUMB_Platanus occidentalis flowers LBJPlatanus occidentalis Sycamore, American Planetree, Buttonwood
THUMB_Prunus americana leaves fruit LBJPrunus americana American Red Plum, Wild Plum, American Plum
THUMB_Prunus angustifolia fruit wiki Prunus angustifoliaChickasaw Plum, Sand Plum, Mountain Cherry, Sand Hill Plum
THUMB_Prunus mexicana fruit LBJPrunus mexicanaMexican Plum, Bigtree Plum, Inch Plum
THUMB_Prunus pensylvanica flower SEFPrunus pensylvanicaPin Cherry, Fire Cherry, Bird Cherry, Wild Red Cherry
THUMB_Prunus serotina leaves flowers wikiPrunus serotinaBlack Cherry, Wild Cherry
THUMB_Prunus virginiana flowers LBJPrunus virginianaChokecherry, Common Chokecherry
THUMB_Ptelea trifoliata seeds wikiPtelea trifoliataCommon Hoptree, Wafer-ash
THUMB_Quercus alba leaves JHQuercus albaWhite Oak
THUMB_Quercus bicolor leaves bugwood Paul Wray Iowa State UQuercus bicolorSwamp White Oak
THUMB_Quercus coccinea acorn bugwood Franklin Bonner USFSQuercus coccineaScarlet Oak
THUMB_Quercus falcata leaf bugwood Chris Evans IL Wildlife Action PlanQuercus falcataSouthern Red Oak, Spanish Oak
THUMB_Quercus imbricara leaves JHQuercus imbricariaShingle Oak, Laurel Oak
THUMB_Quercus lyrata leaves LBJQuercus lyrataOvercup Oak, Swamp White Oak, Water White Oak
THUMB_Quercus macrocarpa leaves LBJQuercus macrocarpaBur Oak, Mossycup Oak
THUMB_Quercus marilandica leaf LBJQuercus marilandicaBlackjack Oak
THUMB_Quercus michauxii acorn bugwood Franklin Bonner USFSQuercus michauxiiSwamp Chestnut Oak, Cow Oak, Basket Oak
THUMB_Quercus montana leaf bugwood Chris Evans IL Wildlife Action PlanQuercus montanaChestnut Oak, Mountain Chestnut Oak, Rock Oak, Rock Chestnut Oak
THUMB_Quercus muehlenbergii leaf LBJQuercus muehlenbergiiChinquapin Oak, Chinkapin Oak, Rock Oak, Yellow Chestnut Oak
THUMB_Quercus nigra acorn bugwood Franklin Bonner USFSQuercus nigraWater Oak, Possum Oak
THUMB_Quercus pagoda leaf JHQuercus pagoda (Q. falcata var. pagodifolia)Cherrybark Oak, Swamp Spanish Oak, Southern Red Oak
 Quercus palustrisPin Oak, Swamp Oak
THUMB_Quercus phellos acorn bugwood Franklin Bonner USFSQuercus phellosWillow Oak, Peach Oak
THUMB_Quercus rubra leaf LBJQuercus rubra (Q. borealis)Red Oak, Northern Red Oak
THUMB_Quercus shumardii acorn LBJ Quercus shumardiiShumard Oak, Shumard’s Oak, Swamp Red Oak, Southern Red Oak
THUMB_Quercus stellata acorn bugwood Paul Wray Iowa State UQuercus stellataPost Oak, Iron Oak
THUMB_Quercus veluntina leaf bugwood Rob Routledge Sault CollegeQuercus veluntinaBlack Oak
THUMB_Rhododendron maximum pink flower LBJRhododendron maximumRosebay Rhododendron, White Laurel, Great Laurel
THUMB_Rhus copallinum flower LBJRhus copallinum (R. copallina)Shining Sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, Winged Sumac
THUMB_Rhus glabra fruit wiki Rhus glabraSmooth Sumac
THUMB_Rhus typhina flower leaf LBJRhus typhinaStaghorn Sumac
THUMB_Robinia pseudoacacia flower LBJRobinia pseudoacaciaBlack Locust, Common Locust, Yellow Locust, False Acacia
THUMB_Sassafras albidum leaf wikiSassafras albidumSassafras
THUMB_Taxodium distichum needles wiki Taxodium distichumBald Cypress, Baldcypress
Tilia americana var. americanaAmerican Basswood, American Linden, White Basswood
THUMB_Tilia americana v heterophylla leaf wikiTilia americana var. heterophylla (T. heterophylla)White Basswood, Linden, White Linden, Silver-leaved Linden
THUMB_Tsuga canadensis needles cones LBJTsuga canadensisEastern Hemlock, Canada Hemlock
THUMB_Ulmus americana leaf SEFUlmus americanaAmerican Elm, White Elm
THUMB_Viburnum rufidulum seeds SEFViburnum rufidulumRusty Blackhaw Viburnum, Southern Blackhaw, Downy Viburnum
   

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