Sewanee Herbarium » Flora of the Domain » Trees

This list includes Sewanee's native and naturalized woody plants. Introduced species that have not naturalized are excluded.

A * by the plant indicates that it is not native to Sewanee.

Acer negundo L.-- Boxelder
Acer rubrum L.-- Red Maple
Acer saccharum Marsh.-- Sugar Maple
Aesculus flava Ait.-- Yellow Buckeye
Ailanthus altissima (P. Mill.) Swingle --Tree-of-Heaven*
Albizia julibrissin Durz. -- Mimosa*
Amelanchier arborea (Michx. f.) Fern.-- Serviceberry
Aralia spinosa L.-- Hercules' Club, Devils-walkingstick
Asimina triloba (L.) Dunal -- Pawpaw
Carya alba (L.) Nutt. ex Ell.-- Mockernut Hickory
Carya cordiformis (Wangenh.) K. Koch -- Bitternut Hickory
Carya glabra var. glabra (P. Mill.) Sweet -- Pignut Hickory
Carya ovata (P. Mill.) K. Koch -- Shagbark Hickory
Carya pallida (Ashe) Engl. & Graebn.-- Pale Hickory
Castanea dentata (Marsh.) Borkh.-- American Chestnut (root sprouts)
Celtis occidentalis L.-- Hackberry
Cercis canadensis L.-- Eastern Redbud
Cladrastis kentukea (Dum.-Cours.) Rudd -- Yellowwood
Cornus alternifolia L.f.-- Alternate-leaf Dogwood
Cornus florida L.-- Flowering Dogwood
Corylus americana Walt. -- Hazelnut
Diospyros virginiana L. -- Persimmon
Fagus grandifolia Ehrh. -- American Beech
Fraxinus americana L.-- White Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Marsh.-- Green Ash
Gleditsia triacanthos L.-- Honeylocust
Ilex opaca Ait.-- American Holly
Juglans nigra L.-- Black Walnut
Juniperus virginiana L.-- Eastern Redcedar
Liquidambar styraciflua L.-- Sweetgum
Liriodendron tulipifera L.-- Tulip-poplar, Yellow-poplar
Magnolia acuminata (L.) L.-- Cucumber Magnolia
Magnolia macrophylla Michx.-- Bigleaf Magnolia
Morus alba L.-- White Mulberry*
Morus rubra L. -- Red Mulberry
Nyssa sylvatica Marsh.-- Blackgum
Ostrya virginiana (P. Mill.) K. Koch -- Hophornbeam
Oxydendrum arboreum (L.) DC. -- Sourwood
Paulownia tomentosa (Thunb.) Sieb & Zucc ex Steud -- Princess-tree*
Pinus echinata P. Mill. -- Shortleaf Pine
Pinus strobus L. -- Eastern White Pine*
Pinus taeda L. -- Loblolly Pine*
Pinus virginiana P. Mill.-- Virginia Pine
Platanus occidentalis L.-- Sycamore
Prunus serotina Ehrh.-- Black Cherry
Quercus alba L.-- White Oak
Quercus coccinea Muenchh.-- Scarlet Oak
Quercus falcata Michx.-- Southern Red Oak
Quercus marilandica Muenchh.-- Blackjack Oak

Quercus muehlenbergii Engelm.-- Chinkapin Oak

Quercus pagoda Raf.-- Cherrybark Oak
Quercus prinus L.-- Chestnut Oak
Quercus rubra L.-- Northern Red Oak
Quercus stellata Wangenh.-- Post Oak
Quercus velutina Lam.-- Black Oak
Robinia pseudoacacia L.-- Black Locust
Salix nigra Marsh.-- Black Willow
Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees -- Sassafras
Tilia americana var. heterophylla (Vent.) Loud.-- White Basswood
Ulmus alata Michx. -- Winged Elm
Ulmus americana L. -- American Elm
Ulmus rubra Muhl. -- Slippery Elm

References

Puckette, Stephen E. 1996. Comparative Description of the Native Trees of the Sewanee Area. The University of the South Press.

Taxonomy follows Kartesz, John T. 1994. A Synonymized Checklist of the Vascular Flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. Timber Press, OR.

The Biodiversity on the Mountain series is produced by the Department of Biology of the University of the South. This checklist was prepared by Mary Priestley, with contributions from Karen Kuers of the Department of Forestry and Geology.