Louisiana Plant Identification: Plant List
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Bo = bottomland site
Bs = bottomland / sesonal wet
Di = disturbed site
Hk = Hurricane Katrina damage
Up = upland site
Ur = urban site

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Family Common Name Scientific Name Virtual Tour Location
Adoxaceae arrow-wood Viburnum dentatum Bo6/Hk5
Adoxaceae possumhaw Viburnum nudum Bo12 
Adoxaceae rusty blackhaw Viburnum rufidulum  
Altingiaceae sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua Bo7 Di1/Hk3 Up1 Up2/Hk2 Up5 Up6 Up7 Up8 Ur2 Ur7
Anacardiaceae Chinese pistache Pistacia chinensis  
Anacardiaceae winged sumac Rhus copallina Up5 Up6
Anacardiaceae smooth sumac Rhus glabra  
Anacardiaceae poison-oak Toxicodendron pubescens  
Anacardiaceae poison-ivy Toxicodendron radicans Bo2 Bo9 Ur3 Ur7
Anacardiaceae poison sumac Toxicodendron vernix  Bo6/Hk5 Bo13
Annonaceae dwarf pawpaw Asimina parviflora Di1/Hk3
Annonaceae pawpaw Asimina triloba  
Aquifoliaceae dahoon holly Ilex cassine  
Aquifoliaceae sweet gallberry Ilex coriacea  Bo9
Aquifoliaceae deciduous holly Ilex decidua Ur2
Aquifoliaceae gallberry Ilex glabra  
Aquifoliaceae American holly Ilex opaca Bo5/Hk1 Bo15 Bs2
Aquifoliaceae winterberry Ilex verticillata  
Aquifoliaceae yaupon Ilex vomitoria Bo6/Hk5 Bo9 Bo16 Up5 Ur1
Apocynaceae oleander Nerium oleander  
Apocynaceae climbing dogbane Trachelospermum difforme  
Araliaceae devil’s-walkingstick Aralia spinosa  
Arecaceae needle palm Rhapidophyllum hystrix  
Arecaceae palmetto Sabal minor Bo3 Bo4 Bo10 Bo12 Bs2 Bs3 Ur3
Arecaceae cabbage palm Sabal palmetto  
Asclepiadaceae butterfly milkweed Asclepias tuberose  
Asclepiadaceae white milkweed Asclepias variegata  
Asteraceae ragweed Ambrosia sp.  
Asteraceae eastern baccharis Baccharis halimifolia Up7
Asteraceae dog fennel Eupatorium album  
Asteraceae joe-pye weed Eupatorium sp. Bo13 Up2/Hk2 Up5 Up6 Up7
Asteraceae goldenrod Solidago sp.  
Asteraceae ironweed Verbena sp.  
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Betulaceae hazel alder Alnus serrulata  
Betulaceae river birch Betula nigra Ur6
Betulaceae American hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana Bo1 Bo12 Bs3 Up1 Ur2 Ur5
Betulaceae eastern hophornbeam Ostrya virginiana Ur4
Bignoniaceae crossvine Bignonia capreolata Ur2  Up1
Bignoniaceae trumpet creeper Campsis radicans Bo8 Ur7
Bignoniaceae southern catalpa Catalpa bignonioides  
Bromeliaceae ball moss Tillandsia recurvata  
Bromeliaceae Spanish moss Tillandsia usneoides  
Caprifoliaceae Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica Ur7
Caprifoliaceae coral honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens  
Caprifoliaceae elderberry Sambucus nigra Ur4  Ur7
Celastraceae strawberry bush Euonymus americanus  
Clethraceae pepperbush Clethera alnifolia  
Cornaceae roughleaf dogwood Cornus drummondii Bo1
Cornaceae flowering dogwood Cornus florida Bo6/Hk5 Di2/Hk4 Ur4
Cornaceae water tupelo Nyssa aquatica Bo1 Bo2 Bo3 Bo4 Bo7 Bo12 Ur7
Cornaceae swamp tupelo Nyssa biflora Bo3 Bo4
Cornaceae blackgum Nyssa sylvatica Bo5/Hk1 Bo9 Bo12 Bo16 Bs2 Bs3
Cupressaceae Atlantic white cedar Chamaecyparis thyoides  
Cupressaceae eastern redcedar Juniperus virginiana Ur6
Cupressaceae pondcypress Taxodium ascendens  
Cupressaceae baldcypress Taxodium distichum Bo1 Bo2 Bo5/Hk1 Bo7 Bo14 Bs3 Ur5 Ur7
Cupressaceae Leyland cypress xCupressocyparis leylandii  
Cycadaceae sago palm Cycas revoluta Ur5  Ur6
Cyperaceae sedge Cyperus sp.  
Cyrillaceae buckwheat tree Cliftonia monophylla  
Cyrillaceae white titi Cyrilla racemiflora Bo5/Hk1 Bo9 Bo11 Bs2 
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Ebenaceae persimmon Diospyros virginiana Bs1 Ur5
Elaeagnaceae Russian olive Elaeagnus pungens  
Ericaceae mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia  
Ericaceae downy leucothoe Leucothoe axillaris  
Ericaceae fetterbush Lyonia lucida  
Ericaceae sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum Ur4 Bo5/Hk1 Bo10
Ericaceae wild azalea Rhododendron canescens Bo5/Hk1 Bo12 Bs2
Ericaceae tree huckleberry Vaccinium arboreum  
Ericaceae evergreen blueberry Vaccinium darrowii  
Ericaceae Elliott’s huckleberry Vaccinium elliottii Bo5/Hk1 Up5
Euphorbiaceae woolly croton Croton capitatus  
Euphorbiaceae candleberry Ditrysinia fruticosa  
Euphorbiaceae Chinese tallow Triadica sebifera Ur2
Euphorbiaceae tung-oil tree Vernicia fordii  
Fabaceae mimosa Albizia julibrissin  
Fabaceae false indigo Amorpha fruticosa  
Fabaceae spurred butterfly pea Centrosema virginianum  
Fabaceae eastern redbud Cercis canadensis Up8
Fabaceae partridge pea Chamaecrista fasciculata Up6
Fabaceae butterfly pea Clitoria mariana  
Fabaceae beggar lice Desmodium sp. Up2/Hk2 Up6
Fabaceae panic grass Dichanthelium sp. Up6
Fabaceae coral bean Erythrina herbacea  
Fabaceae milkpea Galactia volubilis  
Fabaceae honeylocust Gleditsia triacanthos  
Fabaceae bicolor lespedeza Lespedeza bicolor  
Fabaceae sensitivebriar Mimosa microphylla  
Fabaceae kudzu Pueraria lobata  
Fabaceae dollarleaf rhynchosia Rhynchosia reniformis  
Fabaceae velvetleaf rhynchosia Rhynchosia tomentosa  
Fabaceae black locust Robinia pseudoacacia  
Fabaceae rattlebox Sesbania drummondii  
Fabaceae coffeeweed Sesbania herbacea  
Fabaceae pencilflower Stylosanthes biflora  
Fabaceae brownhair tephrosia Tephrosia spicata  
Fabaceae goat's rue Tephrosia virginiana  
Fabaceae vetch Vicia sp.  
Fabaceae wisteria Wisteria sp.  
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Fagaceae chinquapin Castanea pumila  
Fagaceae American beech Fagus grandifolia Ur2 Up3 Bs2
Fagaceae sawtooth oak Quercus acutissima  
Fagaceae white oak Quercus alba Bo10 Bo16 Di1/Hk3 Up2/Hk2
Fagaceae southern red oak Quercus falcata Bo14 Di2/Hk4
Fagaceae laurel oak Quercus hemisphaerica  
Fagaceae bluejack oak Quercus incana  
Fagaceae turkey oak Quercus laevis  
Fagaceae diamond leaf oak Quercus laurifolia Bo12
Fagaceae overcup oak Quercus lyrata Ur3
Fagaceae blackjack oak Quercus marilandica Up6 Up7
Fagaceae swamp chestnut oak Quercus michauxii Up1  Ur2
Fagaceae water oak Quercus nigra Bo6/Hk5 Bo8 Bo11 Bo14 Ur2
Fagaceae cherrybark oak Quercus pagoda Ur4  Ur2  Up1
Fagaceae willow oak Quercus phellos Bo14 Ur2
Fagaceae Shumard oak Quercus shumardii  
Fagaceae delta post oak Quercus similis  
Fagaceae post oak Quercus stellata  
Fagaceae Nuttall oak Quercus texana Bo12 Bs1 Ur3 Ur5
Fagaceae black oak Quercus velutina  
Fagaceae live oak Quercus virginiana Ur6
Gelsemiaceae yellow jessamine Gelsemium sempervirens  Bo9
Ginkgoaceae ginkgo Ginkgo biloba Ur5
Hamamelidaceae witch-hazel Hamamelis virginiana Bo10
Hypericaceae St. Andrew’s cross Hypericum hypericoides  Up5
Illiaceae starbush Illicium floridanum Bo5/Hk1 Bo10
Iteaceae Virginiawillow Itea virginica Bo12 Bo2 Bo4
Juglandaceae water hickory Carya aquatica Bs1  Ur3
Juglandaceae bitternut hickory Carya cordiformis  
Juglandaceae pignut hickory Carya glabra  
Juglandaceae sweet pecan Carya illinoinensis Ur7
Juglandaceae bitter pecan Carya x lecontei  
Juglandaceae mockernut hickory Carya tomentosa Di1/Hk3 Up2/Hk2 
Juglandaceae black walnut Juglans nigra  
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Juncaceae rush Juncus sp.  
Lauraceae camphor tree Cinnamomum camphora  
Lauraceae spicebush Lindera benzoin Bo1 Up1
Lauraceae red bay Persea borbonia  
Lauraceae sassafras Sassafras albidum Ur4 Ur5
Liliaceae bear grass Yucca filamentosa  
Loranthaceae American mistletoe Phoradendron serotinum  
Lygodiaceae Japanese climbing fern Lygodium japonicum Bo6/Hk5 Up5 Ur2
Lythraceae crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia indica  
Magnoliaceae starbush Illicium floridanum Bo5/Hk1 Bo10
Magnoliaceae yellow-poplar Liriodendron tulipifera Bo6/Hk5 Up3 Up4 
Magnoliaceae southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Bo10 Bo15 Bs2 Di2/Hk4 Up3 Ur2 Ur4
Magnoliaceae bigleaf magnolia Magnolia macrophylla Bo10 Up3
Magnoliaceae sweetbay Magnolia virginiana Bo5/Hk1 Bo9 Bo11 Bo13 Bo15 Bo16 Up5
Malvaceae hibiscus Hibiscus aculeatus  
Meliaceae Chinaberry Melia azedarach  
Menispermaceae red-berried moonseed Cocculus carolinus Bo8 Ur7
Moraceae paper mulberry Broussonetia papyrifera  
Moraceae Osage-orange Maclura pomifera  
Moraceae red mulberry Morus rubra  
Myricaceae southern bayberry Morella caroliniensis  
Myricaceae waxmyrtle Morella cerifera  Bo13 Bo15 Bo16
Myrsinaceae coral ardisia Ardisia crenata  
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Oleaceae fringetree Chionanthus virginicus  
Oleaceae swamp privet Forestiera acuminata  
Oleaceae white ash Fraxinus americana  
Oleaceae Carolina ash Fraxinus caroliniana  
Oleaceae green ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica Bo12 Ur2  Ur3
Oleaceae pumpkin ash Fraxinus profunda Ur7
Oleaceae tree ligustrum Ligustrum lucidum.  
Oleaceae Chinese privet Ligustrum sinense Up5 Bo11
Oleaceae devilwood Osmanthus americanus  
Paulowniaceae royal paulownia Paulownia tomentosa  
Pinaceae deodar cedar Cedrus deodara  
Pinaceae shortleaf pine Pinus echinata  
Pinaceae slash pine Pinus elliottii Ur1
Pinaceae spruce pine Pinus glabra  Bo10
Pinaceae longleaf pine Pinus palustris  Bo15 Up6
Pinaceae Sonderegger pine Pinus x sondereggeri  
Pinaceae eastern white pine Pinus strobus  
Pinaceae loblolly pine Pinus taeda Bo6/Hk5 Bo16 Bs2 Ur1 Ur5 Up2/Hk2
Pinaceae Virginia pine Pinus virginiana  
Platanaceae American sycamore Platanus occidentalis  
Poaceae bluestem Andropogon sp.  Up5
Poaceae switchcane Arundinaria gigantea Ur2 Bs2
Poaceae cogon grass Imperata cylindrica  
Poaceae bahia grass Paspalum notatum  
Poaceae Johnsongrass Sorghum halepense  
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Podocarpaceae Japanese yew Podocarpus macrophylla  
Polygonaceae ladies’-eardrops Brunnichia ovata Ur7
Polypodiaceae resurrection fern Pleopeltis polypodioides Bo2
Pontederiaceae water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes  
Pontederiaceae pickerelweed Pontederia cordata  
Rhamnaceae rattan Berchemia scandens  Bo12
Rhamnaceae New Jersey tea Ceanothus americanus  
Rhamnaceae Carolina buckthorn Rhamnus caroliniana  
Rosaceae downy serviceberry Amelanchier arborea  
Rosaceae red chokeberry Aronia arbutifolia  
Rosaceae parsley hawthorn Crataegus marshallii  
Rosaceae mayhaw Crataegus opaca  
Rosaceae hawthorn Crataegus sp.  
Rosaceae southern crab apple Malus angustifolia  
Rosaceae Chickasaw plum Prunus angustifolia  
Rosaceae cherrylaurel Prunus caroliniana  
Rosaceae black cherry Prunus serotina  
Rosaceae Bradford pear Pyrus calleryana Ur6
Rosaceae rose Rosa sp.  
Rosaceae blackberry Rubus sp. Ur3 Ur7 Bo7
Rosaceae dewberry Rubus sp. Ur3 Ur7 Bo7
Rubiaceae buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis Bo2 Bo3 Bo4 Bs1 Bo7
Rutaceae trifoliate orange Poncirus trifoliata  
Rutaceae Hercules'-club Zanthoxylum clava-herculis  
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Salicaceae eastern cottonwood Populus deltoides  
Salicaceae sandbar willow Salix exigua  
Salicaceae black willow Salix nigra Bo8 
Sapindaceae Florida maple Acer floridanum Ur6
Sapindaceae boxelder Acer negundo Bo1
Sapindaceae Drummond red maple Acer rubrum var. drummondii Bo2 Bo3 Bo4 Bo5/Hk1 Bo6/Hk5 Bo9 Bo11 Bo15 Bs1 Bs3 Ur3
Sapindaceae red maple Acer rubrum var. rubrum Bo16
Sapindaceae silver maple Acer saccharinum  
Sapindaceae red buckeye Aesculus pavia  
Sapindaceae goldenrain tree Koelreuteria bipinnata  
Saururaceae lizard's-tail Saururus cernuus Bo2 Bo4 Bo12
Lygodiaceae Japanese climbing fern Lygodium japonicum Bo6/Hk5 Up5 Ur2
Sterculiaceae Chinese parasoltree Firmiana simplex  
Smilacaceae saw greenbrier Smilax bona-nox  
Smilacaceae cat greenbrier Smilax glauca  
Smilacaceae lance-leaf greenbrier Smilax smallii Bo13 Bo16 Ur2
Smilacaceae laurel greenbrier Smilax laurifolia Bo12
Smilacaceae dwarf greenbrier Smilax pumila Bo7 
Smilacaceae common greenbrier Smilax rotundifolia  
Styracaceae two-wing silverbell Halesia diptera  
Styracaceae bigleaf snowbell Styrax grandifolia  
Symplocaceae sweetleaf Symplocos tinctoria Bo13 Bo15 Up4
Theaceae loblolly bay Gordonia lasianthus  
Tiliaceae Carolina basswood Tilia americana var. caroliniana Ur5
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Ulmaceae sugarberry Celtis laevigata Bo1 Bo7 Ur3 Ur7 
Ulmaceae planertree Planera aquatica Bs1
Ulmaceae winged elm Ulmus alata Ur2
Ulmaceae American elm Ulmus americana Bo1 Up1  Ur3  Ur7
Ulmaceae Chinese elm Ulmus parvifolia  
Ulmaceae slippery elm Ulmus rubra  
Verbenaceae French-mulberry Callicarpa americana Bo6/Hk5 Bo12 Ur2 Bo16 Up2/Hk2 Up5
Vitaceae peppervine Ampelopsis arborea Bo7 Bo8
Vitaceae heartleaf peppervine Ampelopsis cordata  
Vitaceae bushkiller Cayratia japonica  
Vitaceae Virginia creeper Parthenocissus quinquefolia Bo12 Ur3 Ur7
Vitaceae muscadine grape Vitis rotundifolia Di1/Hk3 Up1  Ur2
Vitaceae wild grape Vitis spp.  
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