Hiker's Guide to the Trees, Shrubs,
and Woody Vines of Ricketts Glen State Park

Third Edition -- Internet Version

Introduction References Leaf Types Leaf Arrangements Leaf Edges Identification Key Descriptions Species List

 

SPECIES LIST (SCIENTIFIC NAME) AND GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHS

(Click on the genus name for list of species, the specific epithet for photos of that species,
or on "description" for the species description.)  Rather see species listed by common name? Click here.


Genus

Species (photos)

 

Common Name

Acer

pensylvanicum

description

striped maple

Acer

rubrum

description

red maple

Acer

saccharum

description

sugar maple

Acer

spicatum

description

mountain maple

Amelanchier

arborea

description

downy juneberry, shadbush

Amelanchier

laevis

description

smooth juneberry, smooth shadbush

Aralia

nudicaulis

description

wild sarsaparilla

Aronia

prunifolia

description

purple chokeberry

Betula

allegheniensis

description

yellow birch

Betula

lenta

description

black birch

Betula

populifolia

description

gray birch

Carpinus

caroliniana

description

American hornbeam

Carya

cordiformis

description

bitternut hickory

Carya

ovata

description

shagbark hickory

Castanea

dentata

description

American chestnut

Chamaedaphne

calyculata

description

leatherleaf

Comptonia

peregrina

description

sweetfern

Cornus

alternifolia

description

alternate-leaf dogwood

Crataegus

flabellata

description

fanleaf hawthorn

Diervilla

lonicera

description

northern bush honeysuckle

Fagus

grandifolia

description

American beech

Fraxinus

americana

description

white ash

Fraxinus

pensylvanica

description

green ash

Gaultheria

procumbens

description

wintergreen, teaberry

Gaylussacia

baccata

description

black huckleberry

Hamamelis

virginiana

description

common witch-hazel

Hydrangea

arborescens

description

wild hydrangea

Ilex

montana

description

largeleaf holly

Kalmia

angustifolia

description

sheep laurel

Kalmia

latifolia

description

mountain laurel

Larix

occidentalis

description

Western larch (not native)

Liriodendron

tulipifera

description

tulip-tree

Lonicera

canadensis

description

Canada honeysuckle, fly honeysuckle

Magnolia

acuminata

description

cucumber magnolia

Menziesia

pilosa

description

minniebush

Mitchella

repens

description

partridgeberry

Nyssa

sylvatica

description

black gum

Ostrya

virginiana

description

hophornbeam

Parthenocissus

quinquefolia

description

Virginia creeper

Picea

mariana

description

black spruce

Pinus resinosa description red pine (probably not native)

Pinus

rigida

description

pitch pine

Pinus

strobus

description

white pine

Pinus

sylvestris

description

Scots pine, Scotch pine (not native)

Platanus occidentalis description sycamore
Populus grandidentata description bigtooth aspen

Populus

tremuloides

description

trembling aspen, quaking aspen

Prunus

pensylvanica

description

fire, pin cherry

Prunus

serotina

description

black cherry

Quercus

alba

description

white oak

Quercus

coccinea

description

scarlet oak

Quercus

ilicifolia

description

scrub oak

Quercus montana description chestnut oak

Quercus

prinoides

description

dwarf chestnut oak

Quercus

rubra

description

Northern red oak

Rhododendron prinophyllum description mountain azalea

Ribes

lacustre

description

bristly black currant

Ribes

rotundifolia

description

roundleaf gooseberry

Rosa

carolina

description

pasture rose

Rosa

multiflora

description

multiflora rose

Rubus

allegheniensis

description

highbush blackberry

Rubus

hispidus

description

swamp dewberry

Rubus

idaeus var. strigosus

description

wild red raspberry

Rubus

occidentalis

description

wild black raspberry

Rubus

odoratus

description

flowering raspberry

Salix bebbiana description Bebb willow

Salix

sericea

description

silky willow

Sambucus

pubens

description

red elderberry

Sassafras

albidum

description

sassafras

Smilax

rotundifolia

description

common greenbrier

Sorbus

americana

description

American mountain ash

Spirea

latifolia

description

meadowsweet

Spirea

tomentosa

description

steeplebush spirea

Tilia

americana

description

American basswood

Toxicodendron

radicans

description

poison ivy

Tsuga

canadensis

description

Eastern hemlock

Vaccinium

angustifolium

description

lowbush blueberry

Vaccinium

corymbosum

description

highbush blueberry

Vaccinium

pallidum

description

upland low blueberry

Vaccinium

stamineum

description

deerberry

Viburnum

acerifolium

description

mapleleaf viburnum

Viburnum

alnifolium

description

hobblebush

Viburnum

cassinoides

description

Northern wild-raisin

Viburnum

recognitum

description

Northern arrowwood

Vitis

riparia

description

riverbank grape


Updated 20 July 2008.