1. Ash, Fraxinus sp.
2. River birch, Betula nigra
3. Redbud, Cercis canadensis
4. Oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia
5. Mockernut hickory, Carya alba
6. Hackberry, Celtis occidentalis
7. Mulberry, Morus sp.
8. Sweet gum, Liquidambar styraciflua
9. Sugar maple, Acer saccharum
10. American elm, Ulmus americana
11. Muscadine vine, Vitis rotundifolia
12. Winged elm, Ulmus alata
13. Flowering Dogwood, Cornus florida
Wildflower Wednesday is going on at Clay and Limestone today and since I have almost nothing blooming besides mums, I thought I would side with Albert and post these leaves from native trees and shrubs in my garden. It was like going on a treasure hunt hiking around out there looking for all the different types I could find . It is so beautiful outside yet our color will not peak for another couple of weeks, so there is plenty more to look forward to.
There are at least seven different species of oaks in my yard. I didn't know we had that many. One species (Quercus alba, I think) has mottled red, green, brown and yellow fall color all on one leaf. My daughter called it "tie dye," and that is not a bad description. We even found a couple of acorns that matched!
Visit Clay and Limestone and check out the other wildflower posts and/or add your own. It is fun to participate.