Autumn Leaves (75 species)

After a summer of green, the leaves of deciduous trees and shrubs begin to turn a variety of shades on their way to tumbling to the earth below. Here are some the colours they turn.

Amur Maple (Acer ginnala)
Black Maple (Acer nigrum)
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Red Maple (Acer rubra)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) with tar spots
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
Red Ash (Fraxinus pensylvanica)
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus sericea)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Silky Dogwood (Cornus amomum)
Round-leaved Dogwood (Cornus rugosa)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Spindletree (Euonymus europaea) also called Burning Bush
Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Bitternut Hickory (Carya cordiformis)
Shellbark Hickory (Carya laciniosa)
Kentucky Coffee Tree (Gymnocladus dioicus)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Hop Tree (Ptelea trifoliata)
Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)
White Mulberry (Morus alba)
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
White Oak (Quercus alba) leaves
Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)
Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)
Witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)
Glossy Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
Linden (Tilia cordata)
Basswood (Tilia americana) new leaf
White Birch leaves (Betula papyrifera)
Blue-beech (Carpinus caroliniana)
Hop-hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana)
Beaked Hazel (Corylus cornuta)
Weeping Willow
Sandbar Willow (Salix exigua)
Missouri Willow (Salix eriocephala)
Cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifra)
Largetooth Aspen (Populus grandidentata)
Trembling Aspen (Populus tremuloides)
Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra)
White Elm (Ulmus americana)
hackberry leaf gall psyllids
Serviceberry (Amelanchier)
Choke Cherry (Prunus virginiana)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Sakura Flowering Cherry
Cedar-hawthorn rust on Hawthorn (Crataegus)
Russian-olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Tamarack (Larix laricina)
Virgin’s Bower (Clematis virginiana)
Black Currant (Ribes nigrum)
Blackberry (Rubes allegheniensis)
Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)
Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)
Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta)
Huckleberry (Gaylussacia baccata)
Dryland Blueberry (Vaccinium pallidum)
Bush-honeysuckle (Diervilla lonicera)
Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia)
Cat-tail (Rhus)


But I miss you most of all
My darling
When autumn leaves
Start to fall. – Johnny Mercer

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “Autumn Leaves (75 species)

  1. Pat Dickinson

    Wonderful, thanks so much. About what % of these would be native. I didn’t see a Ginko and I assumed this is because they are not native to this area even though they are around everywhere.


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