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  • Pouteria caimito

    Abiu

    This tree grows 4 to 10 m tall when cultivated, but up to 20 m tall in the wild. Its crown is drooping.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Sapotaceae
  • Aechmea nudicaulis (L.) Griseb.

    Aechmea

    This plant appears in either epiphytic or terrestrial form. It has only a few, glaucous 49 cm long leaves, forming a dense tubular rosette. The leaves are leathery and have spiny margins.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous epiphytic plant
    Family
    Bromeliaceae
  • Rubus alleghaniensis

    Allegheny blackberry

    This very large plant grows 60 to 240 cm tall. Its upright, glandular, downy stems are covered with stiff, almost straight thorns.

    Plant form
    Broad-leaved shrub
    Family
    Rosaceae
  • Arabis alpina

    Alpine rockcress

    This plant forms a 40 cm high carpet. It has lightly toothed, slightly downy leaves. Its fruit and white flowers are held upright.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Cruciferae
  • Cornus alternifolia

    Alternate-leaved dogwood

    This small tree may grow up to 10 m tall. Its thin, reddish-brown bark is smooth when young and separates into shallow ridges with age. The branches are shiny and almost horizontal.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Cornaceae
  • Fagus grandifolia

    American beech

    This 18 to 24 m tall tree is easy to recognize year-round, with its smooth, silvery bark mottled with diamond-shaped patches. It has slender shiny twigs.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Fagaceae
  • Lonicera canadensis

    American fly-honeysuckle

    This 90 to 150 cm tall shrub has a long, thin trunk. The edges of its thin, opposite, oval leaves are covered with hairs. They are green both above and beneath.

    Plant form
    Broad-leaved shrub
    Family
    Caprifoliaceae
  • Ostrya virginiana

    American hop-hornbeam, iron-wood

    This tree grows 7 to 12 m tall under suitable conditions. Its straight, narrow trunk is covered in greyish-brown bark, broken into narrow rectangular strips, loose at both ends.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Betulaceae
  • Tilia americana

    American linden, American basswood

    This 18 to 40 m tall tree has a trunk 40 to 80 cm in diameter. Its large dark green leaves have paler undersides and measure 5 to 15 cm across.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Tiliaceae
  • Carapa guianensis Aublet

    Andiroba

    This large tree in the mahogany family may grow up to 2 m in diameter and 45 m tall. Its greyish bark peels off in irregular patches. Its compound, alternate leaves are 40 to 100 cm long.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Meliaceae
  • Triplaris americana

    Ant tree

    This tree grows 10 to 20 m tall. Its thin trunk is covered in smooth bark that peels off in sheets in places.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Polygonaceae
  • Viburnum cassinoides

    Appalachian tea

    This 1 to 4 m tall shrub has upright branches. Its thick, opposite leaves are oval, acuminate and finely toothed. The small flowers are clustered in a flowerhead with a noticeable stalk.

    Plant form
    Broad-leaved shrub
    Family
    Caprifoliaceae

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