Trees of Alabama and the Southeast

Lisa Samuelson, Ph.D.
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
Auburn University

ANGIOSPERMS

Aceraceae
(Maple Family)

boxelder
chalk maple
Florida maple
red maple
silver maple
sugar maple

Anacardiaceae
(Cashew Family)

smooth sumac
poison sumac
smoketree
staghorn sumac
winged sumac

Annonaceae
(Custard-Apple Family)

dwarf pawpaw
pawpaw




Aquifoliaceae
(Holly Family)

American holly
inkberry
possumhaw
yaupon

Araliaceae
(Ginseng Family)

devil's walking stick



Betulaceae
(Birch Family)

hazel alder
hophornbeam
hornbeam
river birch

Bignoniaceae
(Trumpet Creeper Family)

southern catalpa


Caesalpiniaceae
(Legume Family)

eastern redbud
honeylocust
Kentucky coffeetree

Calycanthaceae

sweetshrub




Caprifoliaceae
(Honeysuckle Family)

arrowwood
elderberry
rusty blackhaw


Cornaceae
(Dogwood Family)

blackgum/black tupelo
flowering dogwood
Ogeechee tupelo
swamp tupelo
water tupelo

Cyrillaceae
(Cyrilla Family)

buckwheat tree
swamp cyrilla



Ebenaceae
(Ebony Family)

persimmon



Ericaceae
(Heath Family)

mountain laurel
rosebay rhododendron
sourwood
sparkleberry

Euphorbiaceae
(Spurge Family)

Alabama croton
Chinese tallowtree/popcorn tree


Fabaceae
(Legume Family)

black locust
coralbean
yellowwood


























Fagaceae
(Beech/Oak Family)

American beech
American chestnut
black oak
blackjack oak
bluejack oak
bur oak
cherrybark oak
chestnut oak
Chinese chestnut
chinkapin oak
laurel oak
live oak
northern red oak
Nuttall oak
overcup oak
pin oak
post oak
sand post oak
sawtooth oak
scarlet oak
Shumard oak
southern red oak
swamp chestnut oak
swamp laurel oak
swamp white oak
turkey oak
water oak
white oak
willow oak

Hamamelidaceae
(Witch-Hazel Family)

sweetgum
witch-hazel




























Hippocastanaceae
(Buckeye Family)

bottlebrush buckeye
painted buckeye
yellow buckeye
red buckeye






Juglandaceae
(Hickory/Walnut Family)

bitternut hickory
black walnut
butternut
mockernut hickory
pecan
pignut hickory
red hickory
sand hickory
shagbark hickory
water hickory

Lauraceae
(Laurel Family)

redbay
sassafras
















Magnoliaceae
(Magnolia Family)

bigleaf magnolia
cucumber tree/cucumber magnolia
pyramid magnolia
southern magnolia
sweetbay magnolia
yellow-poplar/tulip-poplar

Meliaceae
(Mahogany Family)

chinaberry






Mimosaceae
(Mimosa Family)

mimosa


Moraceae
(Mulberry Family)

osage-orange
paper mulberry
red mulberry

Myricaceae
(Waxmyrtle Family)

southern bayberry/wax myrtle



Oleaceae
(Olive Family)

Chinese privet
devilwood
fringe-tree
green ash
white ash



Platanaceae
(Sycamore Family)

sycamore







Rosaceae
(Rose Family)

Allegheny serviceberry
black cherry
Bradford pear
Carolina laurel cherry
chickasaw plum
downy serviceberry
hawthorn
southern crabapple

Rubiaceae
(Madder Family)

buttonbush
fever-tree

Rutaceae
(Citrus Family)

common hoptree
Hercules-club
trifoliate orange

Salicaceae
(Poplar/Willow Family)

black willow
cottonwood


Sapindaceae
(Soapberry Family)

Chinese raintree

Saxifragaceae
(Saxifrage Family)

oak-leaf hydrangea

Scrophulariaceae
(Figwort Family)


Empress tree/Royal paulownia

Simaroubaceae
(Quassia Family)

tree-of-heaven

Symplocaceae
(Sweetleaf Family)

sweetleaf

Staphyleaceae
(Bladdernut Family)

bladdernut

Sterculiaceae
(Cacao Family)

Chinese parasol tree



Styracaceae
(Storax Family)

American snowbell
bigleaf snowbell
Carolina silverbell
two-winged silverbell

Tiliaceae
(Linden Family)

American basswood




Ulmaceae
(Elm Family)

American elm
Georgia hackberry
slippery elm
sugarberry
water elm
winged elm

Verbenaceae
(Vervain Family)

beautyberry