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Plant Identification. Scientific Name Categories. A-B C-E F-I J-N O-Q R-Z. Abelia X grandiflora Acer palmatum Acer rubrum Ageratum mexicanum Ajuga reptans Aracaria heterophylla. Asparagus densiflorus ‘Spengeri’ Aucuba japonica Begonia X semperflorens-cultorum Berberis thumbergii

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Abelia X grandiflora

Acer palmatum

Acer rubrum

Ageratum mexicanum

Ajuga reptans

Aracaria heterophylla

Asparagus densiflorus ‘Spengeri’

Aucuba japonica

Begonia X semperflorens-cultorum

Berberis thumbergii

Betula nigra

Buxus sempervirens

Canna X generalis

Cercis canadensis

Chlorophytum comosum

Chrysantheum morifolium

Chrysantheum X superbum

Coleus X hybridus

Cornus florida

X Cupressocyparis leylandii

Dieffenbachia maculata

Epipremnum aureum

Euonymous alata

Euonymous japonica

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Ficus benjamina

Ficus elastica

Ficus pumila

Forsythia X intermedia

Gardenia jasminoides

Gerbera jamesonii

Gibasis pellucida

Gingko biloba

Hedera helix

Hemerocallis cv.

Hosta sp.

Ilex X attenuata

Ilex cornuta

Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’

Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’


Iris X germanica var. florentine

Juniperus conferta

Juniperus horizontalis

Lagerstroemia indica

Ligustrum japonicum

Liquidambar styraciflua

Liriope muscari

Magnolia grandiflora


Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoviana

Myrica cerifera

Nandina domestica

Nephrolepis exaltata

Ophiopogon japonicus

Pelargonium X hortorum

Pelargonium peltatum

Philodendron scandens

Pinus mugo var. mugo

Pinus strobus

Plectranthus australis

Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’

Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’

Quercus palustris

Quercus phellos

Rhododendron catawbiense

Rhododendron kiusianum

Saintpaulia ionantha

Salvia splendens

Schefflera arboricola

Spathiphyllum cvs.

Tagetes erecta

Tradescantia zebrina

Viola X wittrockiana

abelia x grandiflora
Abelia X grandiflora
  • COMMON NAME: Glossy Abelia
  • SIZE: 4-6 feet tall, 3-5 feet wide
  • FORM: Semiglobal, fine texture
  • FOLIAGE: Summer=dark green, fall and winter=bronze-green to bronze-red and bronze-purple
  • FLOWERS: funnel shaped, white with a hint of pink, slightly fragrant
acer palmatum
Acer palmatum
  • COMMON NAME: Japanese Maple
  • SIZE: 15-25 feet tall
  • FORM: multi-trunked, variable forms
  • FOLIAGE: simple leaves, opposite, 5-13 cm long, 5-7(9) lobes, color varies with cultivar
  • FRUIT: samara 1.3-2 cm long, much incurved, ripen in early fall
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Acer palmatum

Early Spring growth habit

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Acer palmatum

Spring to early summer foliage and fruit

acer rubrum
Acer rubrum
  • COMMON NAME: Red Maple
  • SIZE: 60-75 feet tall
  • FORM: ovoid or rounded crown, develops ascending branches
  • FOLIAGE: leaves opposite, simple, 5-10 cm long and wide, usually 3-lobed but often 5, medium to dark green
  • FLOWERS: red
  • FRUIT: samara
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Acer rubrum

Growth habit in winter and summer

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Acer rubrum

Fall foliage color

ageratum mexicanum
Ageratum mexicanum
  • COMMON NAME: Ageratum
  • SIZE: annual from 6-18 inches tall
  • FLOWERS: clusters of lavender-blue flowers grow on top of compact, neatly- formed plants
ajuga reptans
Ajuga reptans
  • COMMON NAME: Ajuga
  • FORM: evergreen to semi-evergreen rapid-growing groundcover
  • FOLIAGE: ranges from green to bronze to purple
  • FLOWERS: may be rose or white, but most commonly purplish-blue
aracaria heterophylla
Aracaria heterophylla
  • COMMON NAME: Norfolk Island Pine
  • SIZE: 2-6 feet tall, 1-4 feet wide
  • FOLIAGE: needle-like, spirally arranged, to 1 ½” long, drooping branches with age
  • FLOWERS: cones, not seen in indoor cultivation
asparagus densiflorus
Asparagus densiflorus
  • COMMON NAME: Sprengeri fern
  • FOLIAGE: small, linear, soft leaves densely packed on 3 dimensional, trailing stems which have a prickly nature
  • COLORS: dark green, new growth is sometimes light green
aucuba japonica
Aucuba japonica
  • COMMON NAME: Japanese aucuba
  • FORM: evergreen shrub with green stems
  • FOLIAGE: leaves alternate, simple, glossy, green or mottled with yellow
  • FLOWERS: axillary, small, 4-parted, purple-maroon
  • FRUIT: scarlet or rarely yellow berry
begonia x semperflorens cultorum
Begonia X semperflorens-cultorum
  • COMMON NAME: Wax Begonia
  • FORM: 6 to 15 inches wide, upright mound growth habit
  • FOLIAGE: very glossy, thick, succulent, and ovate leaf blades may be either glabrous or pubescent, having short petioles
  • FLOWERS: corolla is single or double flowering with solid white, shell pink, pink or red petals surrounding a yellow center of stamens or pistils
berberis thumbergii
Berberis thumbergii
  • COMMON NAME: Japanese Barberry
  • FORM: 3 to 6 feet tall, slightly wider than tall, very twiggy
  • FOLIAGE: ovate shape, significantly wider at the tip than at the base, 0.5 to 1.25 inches long, 0.25-0.5 inches wide
  • FRUIT: bright red berries that color in October
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Berberis thumbergii

Summer foliage

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Berberis thumbergii

Small, but slightly showy flowers

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Berberis thumbergii

Showy fall and winter berries

betula nigra
Betula nigra
  • COMMON NAME: River Birch
  • FORM: medium sized tree, 50 to 70 feet tall or taller, oval or pyramidal
  • FOLIAGE: lustrous medium or dark green, alternate, simple leaves, doubly serrate margin, diamond shaped leaves
  • FLOWERS: flowers are catkins
  • BARK: showy exfoliating bark
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Betula nigra

Diamond-shaped, doubly serrate leaves

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Betula nigra

Showy, exfoliating bark

buxus sempervirens
Buxus sempervirens
  • COMMON NAME: Common Boxwood
  • FORM: 15 to 20 feet tall with an equal spread
  • FOLIAGE: opposite, elliptical leathery leaves, 0.5 to 1 inch long and half as wide, dark green above yellow green below
  • FRUIT: dehiscent 3 chambered capsule
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Buxus sempervirens

Foliage dark green above, yellow-green below

canna x generalis
Canna X generalis
  • COMMON NAME: Canna
  • FORM: herbaceous perennial that can grow to seven feet tall and 18 inches wide
  • FOLIAGE: large clasping leaves, dark-green
  • FLOWERS: red, pink, yellow or orange
cercis canadensis
Cercis canadensis
  • COMMON NAME: Eastern Red Bud
  • FORM: a small, deciduous tree, 20 to 30 feet tall, 25 to 35 feet wide, shape is rounded to broad and flat-topped
  • FOLIAGE: wide, heart-shaped leaves, 3” to 5” long and wide
  • FLOWERS: small, purplish-pink pea-like flowers, numerous and appear before the foliage
chlorophytum comosum
Chlorophytum comosum
  • COMMON NAME: Spider plant
  • FOLIAGE: arching leaves with cascading wiry stems
  • FLOWERS: small white flowers
  • ID FEATURE: many times will contain tiny plantlets at the apex of leaves
chrysanthemum morifolium
Chrysanthemum morifolium
  • COMMON NAME: Florist chrysanthemum
  • FORM: bushy perennial, up to 5 feet tall with a spread of 4 feet
  • FOLIAGE: medium to dark-green lobed leaves
  • FLOWERS: large aster-type flowers with varying colors
chrysanthemum x superbum
Chrysanthemum X superbum
  • COMMON NAME: Shasta daisy
  • FORM: herbaceous perennial with a height of 30 inches and a spread of 24 inches
  • FLOWERS: produces large flowers suitable for cutting, either white or yellow
coleus x hybridus
Coleus X hybridus
  • COMMON NAME: Coleus
  • FORM: bushy, herbaceous subshrub, up to 36” tall
  • FOLIAGE: slightly hairy, highly colored, heart-shaped, to 6” long
  • FLOWERS: terminal, whorled racemes, to 6” long of tiny blue or white flowers
cornus florida
Cornus florida
  • COMMON NAME: Flowering Dogwood
  • FORM: a small deciduous tree, grows to about 30 feet tall with an equal or greater spread
  • FOLIAGE: oval to ovate shape, 3” to 6” long, 1.5” to 3” wide, medium green
  • FLOWERS: small and yellowish-green with four showy white bracts
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Cornus florida

Actual flower is yellowish-green center surrounded by four white bracts

x cupressocyparis leylandii
X Cupressocyparis leylandii
  • COMMON NAME: Leyland cypress
  • FORM: narrow-leaved evergreen, 65 ft spread, and 12 ft height, columnar form
  • FOLIAGE: small needle like leaves, ends of branches tend to twist
  • FRUIT: round, small cone, ½ to ¾” diameter, brown, rarely found
dieffenbachia maculata
Dieffenbachia maculata
  • COMMON NAME: Dumbcane
  • FORM: erect herb less than 1 meter tall
  • FOLIAGE: petiolate, petiole up to 30 cm long, grooved and winged from the base to beyond the halfway point, surface patterned with many irregular yellowish or cream-green splotches
epipremnum aureum
Epipremnum aureum
  • COMMON NAME: Golden Pothos
  • FORM: evergreen vines with stems green and striped with white or yellow
  • FOLIAGE: heart-shaped, variegated
  • FLOWERS: flowers in a spadix surrounded by a spathe
euonymous alata
Euonymous alata
  • COMMON NAME: Winged Euonymous
  • FORM: deciduous shrub, 15-20’ tall with an equal spread
  • FOLIAGE: simple, elliptic leaves, 1” to 3” long with fine sharp leaf serrations, dark green leaf color
  • BARK: long corky wings on stems
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Euonymous alata

Stems have corky wings

euonymous japonica
Euonymous japonica
  • COMMON NAME: Evergreen Euonymous
  • FORM: evergreen bush to 10 feet tall with a 6 feet spread
euphorbia pulcherrima
Euphorbia pulcherrima
  • COMMON NAME: Poinsettia
  • FORM: shrub
  • FOLIAGE: large alternate leaves with or without teeth on the margin
  • FLOWER: cup-shaped flowers in a cluster above the showy red, pink, or creamy leaf bracts with a large yellow gland on the rim of the flower
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Euphorbia pulcherrima

Red petals are actually bracts, not flowers.

ficus benjamina
Ficus benjamina
  • COMMON NAME: Weeping fig
  • FORM: evergreen shrub or tree with drooping branches
  • FOLIAGE: leaves alternate, simple, long-tipped, glossy
  • FLOWERS & FRUIT: enclosed in a fleshy sac turning from green to orange-red and then purplish-black
ficus elastica
Ficus elastica
  • COMMON NAME: rubber plant
  • FORM: straight growing central-stemmed plant
  • FOLIAGE: dark green oval-oblong leaves up to 15 inches long, grow at a 45 degree angle from the main stem
ficus pumila
Ficus pumila
  • COMMON NAME: Creeping rubber plant
  • FORM: creeping, climbing habit
  • ID CHARACTERISTICS: creeps and climbs on flat surfaces, hard to maintain
forsythia x intermedia
Forsythia X intermedia
  • COMMON NAME: Border forsythia
  • FORM: a deciduous shrub 8 to 10 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide
  • FOLIAGE: opposite, ovate to lanceolate leaves, toothed margins, 3” to 5” long and 0.5” to 1” wide, medium to dark green color above and lighter on underside
  • FLOWERS: brilliant yellow color
gardenia jasminoides
Gardenia jasminoides
  • COMMON NAME: Gardenia
  • FORM: shrub variety of heights depending on variety
  • BARK: grayish bark
  • FOLIAGE: shiny green leaves
  • FLOWERS: white and fragrant
gerbera jamesonii
Gerbera jamesonii
  • COMMON NAME: Gerber Daisy
  • FORM: Height 6-12 inches tall with a 6 in spread
  • FLOWERS: wide daisy like flowers that come in a variety of different colors
gibasis pellucida
Gibasis pellucida
  • COMMON NAME: Tahitian Bridal-Veil
  • FORM: Indoor trailing plant
  • FOLIAGE:mass of spear-shaped leaves which are sea-green on top with a purple underside
  • FLOWERS: several small white flowers similar to that of Baby’s Breath
gingko biloba
Gingko biloba
  • COMMON NAME: Gingko Tree
  • FORM: 66-115 ft tall
  • FOLIAGE: Green fan shaped leaves that turn a brilliant gold in the fall
heeder helix
Heeder helix
  • COMMON NAME: English Ivy
  • FORM: a vine climbing by aerial rootlets or a prostrate groundcover
  • FOLIAGE: leaves are dark green with white veins, leathery evergreen foliage, alternate leaf arrangement, 1.5 to 4” long, juvenile leaves are 3 to 5 lobed and adult leaves are not lobed
hemerocallis cv
Hemerocallis cv.
  • COMMON NAME: Day lily
  • FORM: perennial clump-forming plant that grows between 1 ½ feet tall and 3 feet tall
  • FOLIAGE: long, grass-like leaves, medium to dark-green
  • FLOWERS: multiple colors, similar to that of other lilies
hosta sp
Hosta sp.
  • COMMON NAME: Hosta
  • FORM: clumping growth habit
  • FOLIAGE: medium green or variegated large clasping leaves with prominent veins
  • FLOWERS: varying colors from white to purple
ilex x attenuata fosteri
Ilex X attenuata ‘Fosteri’
  • COMMON NAME: Fosteri holly
  • FORM: narrow, pyramidal, grows 20 to 30 feet tall
  • FOLIAGE: elliptic to oblong-ovate, 1 ½ to 3 inches long, margins have 1 to 8 spines
  • FLOWERS: small, cream white, fragrant
  • FRUIT: drupe, orange-red to red, about ¾ in diameter
ilex cornuta
Ilex cornuta
  • COMMON NAME: Dwarf Burford Holly
  • FORM: medium-sized, dense rounded shrub, 6-10’ tall
  • FOLIAGE: oblong, rectangular, typically spined margin with 5 to as many as 9 spines, 1 ½ to 4” long
  • FLOWERS: dioecious, creamy white
  • FRUIT: drupe, orange-red to red in color, ¼ to 1/3”
ilex crenata helleri
Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’
  • COMMON NAME: Helleri Holly
  • FORM: evergreen shrub with compact, upright, spreading habit, 6 to 10 feet tall and at least as wide
  • FOLIAGE: dark green, lustrous leaves, evergreen, usually broadest in the middle, leaves mostly 1 to 2 inches long
ilex vomitoria nana
Ilex vomitoria ‘Nana’
  • COMMON NAME: Dwarf Yaupon
  • FORM: pyramidal, open small tree, 3 to 4’ tall
  • FOLIAGE: ovate leaves ½ to 1 ½” long
  • FLOWERS: dioecious, creamy white, fragrant
  • FRUIT: drupe, red 3/16”
  • COMMON NAME: Impatiens
  • FORM: tall, leggy annuals, 6 to 18 inches tall and 10 to 24 inches across
  • FLOWERS: variety of colors including red, orange, salmon, rose, pink, white, violet, and lavender blue
iris x germanica var florentine
Iris X germanica var. florentine
  • COMMON NAME: Bearded Iris
  • FORM: ranges from about 6 inches in the miniatures to more than 3 feet in the large types
  • FOLIAGE: bold, sword-shaped leaves
  • FLOWERS: identified by thick, bushy “beards” on each side of the lower petals
juniperus conferta
Juniperus conferta
  • COMMON NAME: Shore juniper
  • FORM: dense, evergreen shrub, branches very flexible, 1 to 2 feet tall and 6 to 9 feet wide
  • FOLIAGE: awl-shaped needles, held in 3’s, needles tend to overlap, tip sharply pointed, concave needles with a white band on upper side and a green line running through the middle
juniperus horizontalis
Juniperus horizontalis
  • COMMON NAME: Creeping juniper
  • FORM: dense, evergreen shrub, branches very long and flexible, 1 to 2 feet tall and 4 to 8 feet wide
  • FOLIAGE: two kinds of needles: awl- shaped and scale-like, awls are found in opposite pairs, tip sharply pointed, green to blue-green
lagerstroemia indica
Lagerstroemia indica
  • COMMON NAME: Crape Myrtle
  • FORM: deciduous shrub to small tree, to 20 feet or more
  • FOLIAGE: oblong-elliptic to rounded, to 2.75 inches long, glabrous or pubescent on veins
  • FLOWERS: pink white or purple calyx tube is showy part
  • BARK: smooth exfoliating bark
ligustrum japonicum
Ligustrum japonicum
  • COMMON NAME: Japanese Privet
  • FORM: evergreen or deciduous shrub
  • FOLIAGE: leaves simple, opposite, with smooth margins
  • FLOWERS: small, white, 4-parted, tubular, in terminal clusters
  • FRUIT: semi-fleshy, black berry
liquidambar styraciflua
Liquidambar styraciflua
  • COMMON NAME: Sweetgum
  • FORM: deciduous shade tree, typically 60 to 80 feet tall and 40 to 60 feet wide
  • FOLIAGE: alternate “maple-like” star shaped leaves, 5 to 7 lobed, 4-8 inches long and wide
  • FRUIT: 1” to 1.5” spiny balls change from green to brown
liriope muscari
Liriope muscari
  • COMMON NAME: Liriope
  • FORM: grass-like perennial 12 to 18 inch tall clumps
  • FOLIAGE: strap-like, arching, glossy, dark green leaves (to 1” wide)
  • FLOWERS: erect, showy flower spikes with tiered whorls of dense, violet-purple flowers
magnolia grandiflora
Magnolia grandiflora
  • COMMON NAME: Southern Magnolia
  • FORM: a large evergreen tree, 60 to 80 feet tall and 30 to 50 feet wide
  • FOLIAGE: elliptic leaf shape, 5 to 10 inches long 2 to 5 inches wide, color dark green and pubescent on underside
  • FLOWERS: white flowers, blooms in spring, up to 12” in diameter, saucer shaped
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Magnolia grandiflora
  • FRUIT: elongated aggregates of follicles, 3” to 8” long, red seeds, very showy
malus sp
Malus sp.
  • COMMON NAME: Flowering crabapple
  • FORM: height range of 6 to 50 feet with most in the 15 to 25 feet range, form varies from weeping, spreading, columnar, vase-shaped to pyramidal
  • FLOWERS: colors range from white to pink to red
maranta leuconeura var kerchoviana
Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoviana
  • COMMON NAME: Prayer plant
  • FORM: 1 to 2 feet tall
  • FOLIAGE: multi-colored leaves with thick tissue, leaves fold up at night
myrica cerifera
Myrica cerifera
  • COMMON NAME: Wax Myrtle
  • FORM: aromatic shrub or small tree as clumps of trunks up to 25’ in height
  • FOLIAGE: semi-evergreen leaves
  • FRUIT: waxy gray fruit attached to the twigs, glandular and smell like bayberry when crushed
nandina domestica
Nandina domestica
  • COMMON NAME: Heavenly Bamboo
  • FORM: evergreen shrub
  • FOLIAGE: leaves alternate and clasping at base, 2-3 pinnately divided
  • FLOWERS: white in a terminal cluster
  • FRUIT: bright red berries
nephrolepis exaltata
Nephrolepis exaltata
  • COMMON NAME: Boston Fern
  • FORM: evergreen fern, up to 5 feet tall
  • Reproduces by spores located on the bottom side of leaves
ophiopogon japonicus
Ophiopogon japonicus
  • COMMON NAME: Mondo Grass
  • FORM: mounded herbaceous perennial, similar in appearance to liriope
  • FOLIAGE: long, narrow leaves are about 15 inches long
  • FLOWERS: spikes of flowers are borne in the tufts of leaves so may be hidden
pelargonium x hortorum
Pelargonium X hortorum
  • COMMON NAME: Geranium
  • FORM: small to medium-sized herbaceous perennial, ranges from 12 to 18 inches tall and 18” to 24” wide, spreading mound growth form
  • FOLIAGE: leaves 3 to 4 inches across, medium to dark green, cordate in shape, bold-textured, thick and clustered
pelargonium x hortorum1
Pelargonium X hortorum
  • FLOWERS: white, pink, red, salmon, orange, violet, and all shades in-between, with bicolors and double flowers available, spherical clusters atop long stiff peduncles
pelargonium peltatum
Pelargonium peltatum
  • COMMON NAME: Ivy Leaf Geranium
  • FORM: trailing growth habit, 6 inches in height and 6 inches wide
  • FOLIAGE: ivy-shaped and come in rich green or variegated form
  • FLOWERS: dainty and come in white, pink, lilac, burgundy, or red
philodendron scandens
Philodendron scandens
  • COMMON NAME: Parlor Ivy
  • FORM: trailing growth form
  • FOLIAGE: Heart shaped, glossy, dark green leaves, 4” long and 3” wide
pinus mugo
Pinus mugo
  • COMMON NAME: Mugo Pine
  • FORM: evergreen dwarf tree, varies from 5 to 20 feet
  • FOLIAGE: rigid and slightly curved needles in fasicles of 2’s, needles 1 to 2 inches long, bright green color
pinus strobus
Pinus strobus
  • COMMON NAME: Eastern White Pine
  • FORM: evergreen tree, conical when young, less defined with age, 50 to 80 feet tall and 30 to 50 feet wide
  • FOLIAGE: light green with a bluish cast, 5 needles per fasicle, thin flexible needles, 4” long, serrated margins
  • FRUIT: light brown cones, 6-8” long
plectranthus australis
Plectranthus australis
  • COMMON NAME: Swedish Ivy
  • FORM: stems trailing to 3 feet
  • FOLIAGE: rounded, glossy, dark green 1-1 ½” long, scalloped margins
  • FLOWERS: whorled, tubular, pale mauve to white flowers in terminal racemes
prunus serrulata kwanzan
Prunus serrulata ‘Kwanzan’
  • COMMON NAME: Japanese flowering cherry
  • FORM: a large deciduous tree, 60 to 70 feet tall, round to vase-like shape
  • FOLIAGE: ovate leaf shape, 3” to 5” long and up to 2” wide, serrate margin
  • FLOWERS: range from white to pink
  • FRUIT: blackish purple fruit
pyrus calleryana bradford
Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’
  • COMMON NAME: Bradford Pear
  • FORM: a medium-sized deciduous tree, 30 to 40 feet tall and about 1/3 as wide
  • FOLIAGE: ovate leaves that are 2 to 3 inches long and almost as wide
  • FLOWERS: white flowers, 3 inches in diameter, usually peak before leaf set
quercus palustris
Quercus palustris
  • COMMON NAME: Pin oak
  • FORM: a large, deciduous tree, 75 feet tall and 40 feet wide at its maximum
  • FOLIAGE: alternate leaf arrangement with sharply pointed lobes, 5 to 7 lobes each with terminal bristles, 3 to 6” long
  • FRUIT: small acorns around 0.66” to 0.75” in diameter
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Quercus palustris

Fruit are pale yellow-green catkins

quercus phellos
Quercus phellos
  • COMMON NAME: Willow oak
  • FORM: medium-sized, deciduous tree, 50 to 70 feet tall and 30 to 50 feet wide
  • FOLIAGE: lanceolate leaf shape, 2 to 5” long, bristle-tipped leaf apex, dark green leaf color
  • FLOWERS: pendulous yellow-brown catkins
rhododendron catawbiense
Rhododendron catawbiense
  • COMMON NAME: Catawba Hybrid Rhododendron
  • FORM: an evergreen shrub, typically 6 to 10 feet tall with an equivalent spread
  • FOLIAGE: evergreen, elliptical leaves 3 to 6” long and 1 to 2” wide, dark green
  • FLOWERS: 2.5” across and funnel-shaped, clusters are 5 to 6” in diameter and comprised of 5 to 10 flowers
rhododendron kiusianum
Rhododendron kiusianum
  • COMMON NAME: azalea
  • FORM: evergreen and deciduous varieties, large showy shrubs with dense twiggy growth
  • FOLIAGE: elliptical leaves typically 1 to 2 inches long and ½ to 1 inch wide, medium to dark green
  • FLOWER: very similar to rhododendrons in shape and color
saintpaulia ionantha
Saintpaulia ionantha
  • COMMON NAME: African violet
  • FORM: from miniature varieties of 4 inches wide, to large varieties more than 15 inches wide
  • FOLIAGE: large, flat, succulent, pubescent leaves
  • FLOWERS: varies in color from pink, white, blue, red and bicolor
salvia splendens
Salvia splendens
  • COMMON NAME: Salvia
  • FORM: upright growing perennial with a height of .75 to 3.5 feet and a width of .5 to .75 feet
  • FLOWERS: multiple blooms that are red
schefflera arboricola
Schefflera arboricola
  • COMMON NAME: Dwarf schefflera
  • FORM: ornamental tree growing up to 7 ½ feet tall
  • FOLIAGE: compound leaf with 8 radiating leaflets which may appear either dull or shiny
spathiphyllum cv
Spathiphyllum cv.
  • COMMON NAME: Peace Lily
  • FORM: perennial herb
  • FOLIAGE: leaves are basal, elongated, pointed at both ends dark green with conspicuously indented veins
  • FLOWERS: small on spadix surrounded by a white or greenish, flat or concave spathe
tagetes erecta
Tagetes erecta
  • COMMON NAME: African marigold
  • FORM: upright growing annual with a width of 1 foot and a height of 2.5 to 3 feet
  • FLOWERS: aster-like flowers of yellow to orange to red colors
tradescantia zebrina
Tradescantia zebrina
  • COMMON NAME: Purple Wandering Jew
  • FORM: trailing vine-like plant, vines can grow to several feet in length
  • FOLIAGE: 2” wide and 4”long leaves that are purple with silver stripes
tradescantia zebrina3
Tradescantia zebrina

This is actually a green variety of wandering jew.

viola x wittrockiana
Viola X wittrockiana
  • COMMON NAME: pansy
  • FORM: low, bushy growing habit with a height of .25 to .75 feet tall and a width of .5 to .75 feet
  • FLOWERS: white, yellow, black, brown, lavender, purple, blue, pink, often with blotches that resemble animals’ faces