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List of Minnesota trees by scientific name



This is a list of Minnesota trees, both native and introduced, organized by scientific name.

A

  • Abies balsamea (balsam fir; native)
  • Acer ginnala (Amur maple; introduced from Asia)
  • Acer negundo (boxelder; native)
  • Acer nigrum (black maple; native)
  • Acer platanoides (Norway maple; introduced from Eurasia)
  • Acer rubrum (red maple; native)
  • Acer saccharinum (silver maple; native)
  • Acer saccharum (sugar maple; native)
  • Acer spicatum (mountain maple; native)
  • Aesculus hippocastanum (European horsechestnut; introduced from Europe)
  • Aesculus glabra (Ohio buckeye; introduced from the eastern United States)

    B

  • Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch; native)
  • Betula nigra (river birch; native)
  • Betula papyrifera (paper birch; native)

    C

  • Carpinus caroliniana (American hornbeam, blue beech, ironwood; native)
  • Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory; native)
  • Carya ovata (shagbark hickory; native)
  • Celtis occidentalis (hackberry; native)

    E

  • Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive; introduced from Asia)

    F

  • Frangula alnus (glossy buckthorn, alder buckthorn; introduced from Eurasia)
  • Fraxinus americana (white ash; native)
  • Fraxinus nigra (black ash; native)
  • Fraxinus pennsylvanica var. pennsylvanica (red ash; native)
  • Fraxinus pennsylvanica var. lanceolata (green ash; native)

    G

  • Gleditsia triacanthos (honey locust; native)
  • Gymnocladus dioicus (Kentucky coffeetree; native)

    J

  • Juglans cinerea (butternut; native)
  • Juglans nigra (black walnut; native)
  • Juniperus virginiana (eastern juniper, red cedar; native)

    L

  • Larix laricina (tamarack, eastern larch; native)

    M

  • Morus rubra (red mulberry; native)

    O

  • Ostrya virginiana (ironwood, hophornbeam)

    P

  • Pinus banksiana (jack pine; native)
  • Pinus resinosa (red pine, Norway pine; native)
  • Pinus strobus (white pine; native)
  • Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine; introduced from Eurasia)
  • Picea abies (Norway spruce; introduced from Eurasia)
  • Picea glauca (white spruce; native)
  • Picea mariana (black spruce; native)
  • Populus alba (white poplar; introduced from Eurasia)
  • Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar; native)
  • Populus deltoides (eastern cottonwood; native)
  • Populus grandidentata (bigtooth aspen; native)
  • Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen; native)
  • Prunus pensylvanica (pin cherry; native)
  • Prunus serotina (black cherry; native)
  • Prunus virginiana (chokecherry; native)

    Q

  • Quercus alba (white oak; native)
  • Quercus macrocarpa (bur oak; native)
  • Quercus bicolor (swamp white oak; native)
  • Quercus prinus (chestnut oak; native)
  • Quercus muehlenbergii (chinkapin oak; native)
  • Quercus rubra (northern red oak; native)
  • Quercus velutina (black oak; native)
  • Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak; native)

    R

  • Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn; introduced from Eurasia)
  • Rhamnus frangula; see Frangula alnus
  • Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust; introduced from the eastern United States)

    S

  • Salix amygdaloides (peachleaf willow; native)
  • Salix nigra (black willow; native)
  • Sorbus americana (American mountain ash; native)
  • Sorbus decora (showy rowan; native)

    T

  • Tilia americana (basswood; native)
  • Thuja occidentalis (eastern arborvitae, white cedar; native)
  • Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock; native)

    U

  • Ulmus americana (American elm; native)
  • Ulmus rubra (slippery elm; native)
  • Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm; introduced from Asia)
  • Ulmus thomasii (rock elm; native)