Louisiana Plant Identification: Plant List
Scientific Name

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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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Scientific Name Family Common Name Virtual Tour Location
Acer floridanum Sapindaceae Florida maple Ur6
Acer negundo Sapindaceae boxelder Bo1
Acer rubrum var. drummondii Sapindaceae Drummond red maple Bo2 Bo3 Bo4 Bo5/Hk1 Bo6/Hk5 Bo9 Bo11 Bo15 Bs1 Bs3 Ur3
Acer rubrum var. rubrum Sapindaceae red maple Bo16
Acer saccharinum Sapindaceae silver maple  
Aesculus pavia Sapindaceae red buckeye  
Albizia julibrissin Fabaceae mimosa  
Alnus serrulata Betulaceae hazel alder  
Ambrosia sp. Asteraceae ragweed  
Amelanchier arborea Rosaceae downy serviceberry  
Amorpha fruticosa Fabaceae false indigo  
Ampelopsis arborea Vitaceae peppervine Bo7 Bo8
Ampelopsis cordata Vitaceae heartleaf peppervine  
Andropogon sp. Poaceae bluestem  Up5
Aralia spinosa Araliaceae devil’s-walkingstick  
Ardisia crenata Myrsinaceae coral ardesia  
Aronia arbutifolia Rosaceae red chokeberry  
Arundinaria gigantea Poaceae switchcane Bs2 Ur2
Asclepias tuberose Asclepiadaceae butterfly milkweed  
Asclepias variegata Asclepiadaceae white milkweed  
Asimina parviflora Annonaceae dwarf pawpaw Di1/Hk3 
Asimina triloba Annonaceae pawpaw  
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Baccharis halimifolia Asteraceae eastern baccharis Up7
Berchemia scandens Rhamnaceae rattan Bo12
Betula nigra Betulaceae river birch Ur6
Bignonia capreolata Bignoniaceae crossvine Ur2  Up1
Broussonetia papyrifera Moraceae paper mulberry  
Brunnichia ovata Polygonaceae ladies’-eardrops Ur7
Callicarpa americana Verbenaceae French-mulberry Bo6/Hk5 Bo12 Bo16 Ur2 Up2/Hk2 Up5
Campsis radicans Bignoniaceae trumpet creeper Bo8 Ur7
Carpinus caroliniana Betulaceae bluebeech (hornbeam) Bo1 Bo12 Bs3 Up1 Ur2 Ur5
Carya aquatica Juglandaceae water hickory Bs1  Ur3
Carya cordiformis Juglandaceae bitternut hickory  
Carya glabra Juglandaceae pignut hickory  
Carya illinoinensis Juglandaceae sweet pecan Ur7
Carya x lecontei Juglandaceae bitter pecan  
Carya tomentosa Juglandaceae mockernut hickory Di1/Hk3 Up2/Hk2
Castanea pumila Fagaceae chinquapin  
Catalpa bignonioides Bignoniaceae southern catalpa  
Cayratia japonica Vitaceae bushkiller  
Ceanothus americanus Rhamnaceae New Jersey tea  
Cedrus deodara Pinaceae deodar cedar  
Celtis laevigata Ulmaceae sugarberry Bo1  Bo7 Ur3  Ur7 
Centrosema virginianum Fabaceae spurred butterfly pea  
Cephalanthus occidentalis Rubiaceae buttonbush Bo2  Bo3  Bo4  Bs1 Bo7
Cercis canadensis Fabaceae eastern redbud Up8
Chamaecrista fasciculata Fabaceae partridge pea Up6
Chamaecyparis thyoides Cupressaceae Atlantic white cedar  
Chionanthus virginicus Oleaceae fringetree  
Cinnamomum camphora Lauraceae camphor tree  
Clethera alnifolia Clethraceae pepperbush  
Cliftonia monophylla Cyrillaceae buckwheat tree  
Clitoria mariana Fabaceae butterfly pea  
Cocculus carolinus Menispermaceae red-berried moonseed Bo8 Ur7
Cornus drummondii Cornaceae roughleaf dogwood Bo1
Cornus florida Cornaceae flowering dogwood Bo6/Hk5 Di2/Hk4 Ur4
Crataegus marshallii Rosaceae parsley hawthorn  
Crataegus opaca Rosaceae mayhaw  
Crataegus sp. Rosaceae hawthorn  
Croton capitatus Euphorbiaceae woolly croton  
Cycas revoluta Cycadaceae sago palm Ur5  Ur6
Cyperus sp. Cyperaceae sedge  
Cyrilla racemiflora Cyrillaceae white titi  Bo5/Hk1 Bo9 Bo11 Bs2
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Desmodium sp. Fabaceae beggar lice Up2/Hk2 Up6
Dichanthelium sp. Fabaceae panic grass Up6
Diospyros virginiana Ebenaceae persimmon Bs1  Ur5
Ditrysinia fruticosa Euphorbiaceae candleberry  
Eichhornia crassipes Pontederiaceae water hyacinth  
Elaeagnus pungens Elaeagnaceae Russian olive  
Erythrina herbacea Fabaceae coral bean  
Euonymus americanus Celastraceae strawberry bush  
Eupatorium album Asteraceae dog fennel  
Eupatorium sp. Asteraceae joe-pye weed Bo13 Up2/Hk2 Up5 Up6 Up7
Fagus grandifolia Fagaceae American beech Ur2  Up3 Bs2
Firmiana simplex Sterculiaceae Chinese parasoltree  
Forestiera acuminata Oleaceae swamp privet  
Fraxinus americana Oleaceae white ash  
Fraxinus caroliniana Oleaceae Carolina ash  
Fraxinus pennsylvanica Oleaceae green ash Bo12 Ur2 Ur3
Fraxinus profunda Oleaceae pumpkin ash Ur7
Galactia volubilis Fabaceae milkpea  
Gelsemium sempervirens Loganiaceae yellow jessamine Bo9 
Ginkgo biloba Ginkgoaceae ginkgo Ur5
Gleditsia triacanthos Fabaceae honeylocust  
Gordonia lasianthus Theaceae loblolly bay  
Halesia diptera Styracaceae two-wing silverbell  
Hamamelis virginiana Hamamelidaceae witch-hazel Bo10 
Hibiscus aculeatus Malvaceae hibiscus  
Hypericum hypericoides Hypericaceae St. Andrew’s cross Up5 
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Ilex cassine Aquifoliaceae dahoon holly  
Ilex coriacea Aquifoliaceae sweet gallberry Bo9 
Ilex decidua Aquifoliaceae deciduous holly Ur2
Ilex glabra Aquifoliaceae gallberry  
Ilex opaca Aquifoliaceae American holly  Bo5/Hk1 Bo15 Bs2
Ilex verticillata Aquifoliaceae winterberry  
Ilex vomitoria Aquifoliaceae yaupon Bo6/Hk5 Bo9 Bo16 Up5 Ur1
Illicium floridanum Illiaceae starbush  Bo5/Hk1 Bo10
Imperata cylindrica Poaceae cogon grass  
Itea virginica Iteaceae Virginiawillow Bo2 Bo4 Bo12
Juglans nigra Juglandaceae black walnut  
Juncus sp. Juncaceae rush  
Juniperus virginiana Cupressaceae eastern redcedar Ur6
Kalmia latifolia Ericaceae mountain laurel  
Koelreuteria bipinnata Sapindaceae goldenrain tree  
Lagerstroemia indica Lythraceae crapemyrtle  
Lespedeza bicolor Fabaceae bicolor lespedeza  
Leucothoe axillaris Ericaceae downy leucothoe  
Ligustrum sinense Oleaceae Chinese privet Up5 Bo11
Ligustrum lucidum Oleaceae tree ligustrum  
Lindera benzoin Lauraceae spicebush Bo1  Up1
Liquidambar styraciflua Altingiaceae sweetgum Bo7 Di1/Hk3 Up1 Up2/Hk2 Up5 Up6 Up7 Up8 Ur2 Ur7
Liriodendron tulipifera Magnoliaceae yellow-poplar Bo6/Hk5 Up3 Up4
Lonicera japonica Caprifoliaceae Japanese honeysuckle Ur2
Lonicera sempervirens Caprifoliaceae coral honeysuckle  
Lygodium japonicum Lygodiaceae Japanese climbing fern Bo6/Hk5 Up5 Ur2
Lyonia lucida Ericaceae fetterbush  
Maclura pomifera Moraceae Osage-orange  
Magnolia grandiflora Magnoliaceae southern magnolia Bo10 Bo15 Bs2 Di2/Hk4 Up3 Ur2 Ur4
Magnolia macrophylla Magnoliaceae bigleaf magnolia  Bo10 Up3
Magnolia virginiana Magnoliaceae sweetbay  Bo5/Hk1 Bo9 Bo11 Bo13 Bo15 Bo16 Up5
Malus angustifolia Rosaceae southern crab apple  
Melia azedarach Meliaceae Chinaberry  
Mimosa microphylla Fabaceae sensitivebriar  
Morella caroliniensis Myricaceae southern bayberry  
Morella cerifera Myricaceae waxmyrtle  Bo13 Bo15 Bo16
Morus rubra Moraceae red mulberry  
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Nerium oleander Apocynaceae oleander  
Nyssa aquatica Cornaceae water tupelo Bo1 Bo2 Bo3 Bo4 Bo7 Bo12 Ur7
Nyssa biflora Cornaceae swamp tupelo Bo3  Bo4
Nyssa sylvatica Cornaceae blackgum  Bo5/Hk1 Bo9 Bo12 Bo16 Bs2 Bs3
Osmanthus americanus Oleaceae devilwood  
Ostrya virginiana Betulaceae eastern hophornbeam Ur4
Oxydendrum arboreum Ericaceae sourwood Ur4 Bo5/Hk1 Bo10
Parthenocissus quinquefolia Vitaceae Virginia creeper Bo12 Ur3 Ur7
Paspalum notatum Poaceae bahia grass  
Paulownia tomentosa Paulowniaceae royal paulownia  
Persea borbonia Lauraceae red bay  
Phoradendron serotinum Loranthaceae American mistletoe  
Pinus echinata Pinaceae shortleaf pine  
Pinus elliottii Pinaceae slash pine Ur1
Pinus glabra Pinaceae spruce pine  Bo10
Pinus palustris Pinaceae longleaf pine  Bo15 Up6
Pinus x sondereggeri Pinaceae Sonderegger pine  
Pinus strobus Pinaceae eastern white pine  
Pinus taeda Pinaceae loblolly pine Bo6/Hk5 Bo16 Bs2 Ur1 Ur5 Up2/Hk2
Pinus virginiana Pinaceae Virginia pine  
Pistacia chinensis Anacardiaceae Chinese pistache  
Planera aquatica Ulmaceae planertree Bs1
Platanus occidentalis Platanaceae American sycamore  
Pleopeltis polypodioides Polypodiaceae resurrection fern Bo2
Podocarpus macrophylla Podocarpaceae Japanese yew  
Poncirus trifoliata Rutaceae trifoliate orange  
Pontederia cordata Pontederiaceae pickerelweed  
Populus deltoides Salicaceae eastern cottonwood  
Prunus angustifolia Rosaceae Chickasaw plum  
Prunus caroliniana Rosaceae cherrylaurel  
Prunus serotina Rosaceae black cherry  
Pueraria lobata Fabaceae kudzu  
Pyrus calleryana Rosaceae Bradford pear Ur6
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Quercus acutissima Fagaceae sawtooth oak  
Quercus alba Fagaceae white oak Bo10 Bo16 Di1/Hk3 Up2/Hk2
Quercus falcata Fagaceae southern red oak Bo14 Di2/Hk4
Quercus hemisphaerica Fagaceae laurel oak  
Quercus incana Fagaceae bluejack oak  
Quercus laevis Fagaceae turkey oak  
Quercus laurifolia Fagaceae diamond leaf oak Bo12
Quercus lyrata Fagaceae overcup oak Ur3
Quercus marilandica Fagacaeae blackjack oak Up6 Up7
Quercus michauxii Fagaceae swamp chestnut oak Up1  Ur2
Quercus nigra Fagaceae water oak Bo6/Hk5 Bo8 Bo11 Bo14 Ur2
Quercus pagoda Fagaceae cherrybark oak Ur4  Ur2  Up1
Quercus phellos Fagaceae willow oak Bo14 Ur2
Quercus shumardii Fagaceae Shumard oak  
Quercus similis Fagaceae delta post oak  
Quercus stellata Fagaceae post oak  
Quercus texana Fagaceae Nuttall oak Bo12 Bs1Ur3 Ur5
Quercus velutina Fagaceae black oak  
Quercus virginiana Fagaceae live oak Ur6
Rhamnus caroliniana Rhamnaceae Carolina buckthorn  
Rhapidophyllum hystirx Arecaceae needle palm  
Rhododendron canescens Ericaceae wild azalea Bo5/Hk1 Bo12 Bs2
Rhus copallina Anacardiaceae winged sumac  Up5 Up6
Rhus glabra Anacardiaceae smooth sumac  
Rhynchosia reniformis Fabaceae dollarleaf rhynchosia  
Rhynchosia tomentosa Fabaceae velvetleaf rhynchosia  
Robinia pseudoacacia Fabaceae black locust  
Rosa sp. Rosaceae rose  
Rubus sp. Rosaceae dewberry Ur3   Ur7 Bo7
Sabal minor Arecaceae palmetto Bo3 Bo4 Bo10 Bo12 Bs2 Bs3 Ur3
Sabal palmetto Arecaceae cabbage palm  
Salix exigua Salicaceae sandbar willow  
Salix nigra Salicaceae black willow Bo8 
Sambucus nigra Caprifoliaceae elderberry Ur4  Ur7
Sassafras albidum Lauraceae sassafras Ur4 Ur5
Saururus cernuus Saurucaceae lizard's-tail Bo2 Bo4 Bo12
Sesbania drummondii Fabaceae rattlebox  
Sesbania herbacea Fabaceae coffeeweed  
Smilax bona-nox Smilacaceae saw greenbrier  
Smilax glauca Smilacaceae cat greenbrier  
Smilax laurifolia Smilacaceae laurel greenbrier Bo12
Smilax pumila Smilacaceae dwarf greenbrier Bo7
Smilax rotundifolia Smilacaceae common greenbrier Bo12
Smilax smallii Smilacaceae lance-leaf greenbrier Bo13 Bo16 Ur2
Solidago sp. Asteraceae goldenrod  
Sorghum halepense Poaceae Johnsongrass  
Stylosanthes biflora Fabaceae pencilflower  
Styrax grandifolia Styracaceae bigleaf snowbell  
Symplocos tinctoria Symplocaceae sweetleaf Bo13 Bo15 Up4 
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Taxodium ascendens Cupressaceae pondcypress  
Taxodium distichum Cupressaceae baldcypress Bo1 Bo2 Bo5/Hk1 Bo7 Bo14 Bs3 Ur5 Ur7
Tephrosia spicata Fabaceae brownhair tephrosia  
Tephrosia virginiana Fabaceae goat's rue  
Tilia americana var. caroliniana Tiliaceae Carolina basswood Ur5
Tillandsia recurvata Bromeliaceae ball moss  
Tillandsia usneoides Bromeliaceae Spanish moss  
Toxicodendron pubescens Anacardiaceae poison-oak  
Toxicodendron radicans Anacardiaceae poison-ivy Bo2 Bo9 Ur3 Ur7
Toxicodendron vernix Anacardiaceae poison sumac Bo6/Hk5 Bo13
Trachelospermum difforme Apocynaceae climbing dogbane  
Triadica sebifera Euphorbiaceae Chinese tallow Ur2
Ulmus alata Ulmaceae winged elm Ur2
Ulmus americana Ulmaceae American elm Bo1  Up1  Ur3   Ur7
Ulmus parvifolia Ulmaceae Chinese elm  
Ulmus rubra Ulmaceae slippery elm  
Vaccinium arboreum Ericaceae tree huckleberry  
Vaccinium darrowii Ericaceae evergreen blueberry  
Vaccinium elliottii Ericaceae Elliott’s huckleberry Bo5/Hk1 Up5
Verbena sp. Asteraceae ironweed  
Vernicia fordii Euphorbiaceae tung-oil tree  
Viburnum dentatum Adoxaceae arrow-wood Bo6/Hk5
Viburnum nudum Adoxaceae possumhaw  Bo12
Viburnum rufidulum Adoxaceae rusty blackhaw  
Vicia sp. Fabaceae vetch  
Vitis rotundifolia Vitaceae muscadine grape Di1/Hk3 Up1  Ur2
Vitis spp. Vitaceae wild grape  
Wisteria sp. Fabaceae wisteria  
xCupressocyparis leylandii Cupressaceae Leyland cypress  
Yucca filamentosa Liliaceae bear grass  
Zanthoxylum clava-herculis Rutaceae Hercules'-club  
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