Native Florida Trees – Alternate, Simple

A listing of Florida’s native trees with alternate branch arrangement and simple leaves.

FamilyScientific_NameCommon_NameRange
AltingiaceaeLiquidambar styracifluasweetgumStatewide
AquifoliaceaeIlex ambiguaCarolina hollyStatewide
AquifoliaceaeIlex cassinedahoonStatewide
AquifoliaceaeIlex deciduapossumhawStatewide
AquifoliaceaeIlex vomitoriayauponStatewide
BetulaceaeCarpinus carolinianaAmerican hornbeamStatewide
CornaceaeNyssa sylvatica var. bifloraswamp tupeloStatewide
CompositaeBaccharis halimifoliaeastern baccharis, Saltbush, Groundsel TreeStatewide
EbenaceaeDiospyros virginianacommon persimmonStatewide
EricaceaeLyonia ferruginearusty staggerbushStatewide
EricaceaeVaccinium arboreumfarkleberryStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus chapmaniiChapman oakStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus geminatasand live oakStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus hemisphaericaDarlington oak, laurel oakStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus incanabluejack oakStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus laevisturkey oakStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus laurifolialaurel oak, diamond oakStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus myrtifoliamyrtle oakStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus nigrawater oakStatewide
FagaceaeQuercus virginianalive oakStatewide
HamamelidaceaeHamamelis virginianaAmerican witchhazelStatewide
LauraceaePersea borboniaredbayStatewide
LauraceaePersea palustrisswamp bayStatewide
MagnoliaceaeMagnolia grandiflorasouthern magnoliaStatewide
MagnoliaceaeMagnolia virginianasweetbayStatewide
MoraceaeMorus rubrared mulberryStatewide
MyricaceaeMyrica ceriferawax myrtle, southern bayberryStatewide
RhamnaceaeRhamnus carolinianaCarolina buckthornStatewide
RosaceaePrunus carolinianaCarolina laurelcherryStatewide
RosaceaePrunus serotinablack cherryStatewide
RosaceaePrunus umbellatahog plumStatewide
SalicaceaeSalix carolinianaCarolina willow, coastal plain willowStatewide
TheaceaeGordonia lasianthusloblolly bayStatewide
UlmaceaeCeltis laevigatasugarberryStatewide
UlmaceaeUlmus americanaAmerican elmStatewide
AnnonaceaeAsimina trilobapawpawNW
AquifoliaceaeIlex amelanchiersarvis hollyNW
AquifoliaceaeIlex longipesGeorgia hollyNW
AquifoliaceaeIlex verticillatacommon winterberryNW
CornaceaeCornus alternifoliaalternateleaf dogwoodNW
FagaceaeQuercus arkansanaArkansas oakNW
FagaceaeQuercus muehlenbergiichinkapin oakNW
FagaceaeQuercus pagodacherrybark oakNW
MagnoliaceaeMagnolia acuminatacucumber-treeNW
MagnoliaceaeMagnolia macrophyllaAshe's magnolia, big-leaf magnoliaNW
MagnoliaceaeMagnolia pyramidatapyramid magnoliaNW
MagnoliaceaeMagnolia tripetalaumbrella-treeNW
MyricaceaeMyrica inodorascentless bayberryNW
RosaceaeAmelanchier arboreacommon serviceberryNW
RosaceaeCrataegus michauxiiMichaux's hawthornNW
RosaceaeCrataegus phaenopyrumWashington hawthornNW
RosaceaePrunus alabamensisAlabama cherryNW
SalicaceaePopulus heterophyllaswamp cottonwoodNW
SalicaceaeSalix eriocephalaMissouri River willow, heart-leaved willowNW
SapotaceaeSideroxylon lycioidesbuckthorn bully, Buckthorn Bumelia, IronwoodNW
TheaceaeStewartia malacodendronsilky camelliaNW
AquifoliaceaeIlex myrtifoliamyrtle dahoonNW,NE
BetulaceaeAlnus serrulatahazel alderNW,NE
BetulaceaeBetula nigrariver birchNW,NE
CornaceaeNyssa ogecheOgeechee tupeloNW,NE
EricaceaeOxydendrum arboreumsourwoodNW,NE
FagaceaeFagus grandifoliaAmerican beechNW,NE
FagaceaeQuercus albawhite oakNW,NE
FagaceaeQuercus austrinabastard white oakNW,NE
FagaceaeQuercus lyrataovercup oakNW,NE
FagaceaeQuercus marilandicablackjack oakNW,NE
FagaceaeQuercus phelloswillow oakNW,NE
FagaceaeQuercus velutinablack oakNW,NE
PlatanaceaePlatanus occidentalisAmerican sycamoreNW,NE
RosaceaeCrataegus sargentiibeautiful hawthornNW,NE
RosaceaeCrataegus spathulatalittlehip hawthornNW,NE
RosaceaeMalus angustifoliasouthern crab appleNW,NE
SalicaceaeSalix humilisprairie willow, dwarf willowNW,NE
SalicaceaeSalix nigrablack willowNW,NE
SimaroubaceaeLeitneria floridanacorkwoodNW,NE
StyracaceaeHalesia dipteratwo-wing silverbellNW,NE
StyracaceaeStyrax grandifoliusbigleaf snowbellNW,NE
UlmaceaeCeltis occidentaliscommon hackberryNW,NE
UlmaceaeUlmus rubraslippery elmNW,NE
AquifoliaceaeIlex opacaAmerican hollyNW,NE,C
BetulaceaeOstrya virginianahophornbeamNW,NE,C
CornaceaeNyssa aquaticawater tupeloNW,NE,C
CornaceaeNyssa sylvaticablackgumNW,NE,C
CyrillaceaeCliftonia monophyllabuckwheat treeNW,NE,C
FabaceaeCercis canadensiseastern redbudNW,NE,C
FagaceaeCastanea pumilachinkapinNW,NE,C
FagaceaeQuercus falcatasouthern red oakNW,NE,C
FagaceaeQuercus margarettasand post oakNW,NE,C
FagaceaeQuercus michauxiiswamp chestnut oak, basket oakNW,NE,C
FagaceaeQuercus shumardiiShumard's oakNW,NE,C
FagaceaeQuercus stellatapost oakNW,NE,C
LauraceaePersea humilissilk bayNW,NE,C
LauraceaeSassafras albidumsassafrasNW,NE,C
MagnoliaceaeLiriodendron tulipiferatuliptreeNW,NE,C
MyricaceaeMyrica caroliniensisnorthern bayberry, evergreen bayberryNW,NE,C
RosaceaeCrataegus aestivalismay hawthornNW,NE,C
RosaceaeCrataegus crus-gallicockspur hawthornNW,NE,C
RosaceaeCrataegus flavayellowleaf hawthornNW,NE,C
RosaceaeCrataegus marshalliiparsley hawthornNW,NE,C
RosaceaeCrataegus unifloradwarf hawthornNW,NE,C
RosaceaeCrataegus viridisgreen hawthornNW,NE,C
RosaceaePrunus americanaAmerican plumNW,NE,C
RosaceaePrunus angustifoliaChickasaw plumNW,NE,C
SalicaceaePopulus deltoideseastern cottonwoodNW,NE,C
SalicaceaeSalix floridanaFlorida willowNW,NE,C
SapotaceaeSideroxylon lanuginosumgum bully, Gum Bumelia, False BuckthornNW,NE,C
SapotaceaeSideroxylon tenaxtough bully, tough BumeliaNW,NE,C
StyracaceaeHalesia carolinaCarolina silverbellNW,NE,C
SymplocaceaeSymplocos tinctoriacommon sweetleafNW,NE,C
TiliaceaeTilia americanaAmerican basswoodNW,NE,C
UlmaceaePlanera aquaticaPlanertreeNW,NE,C
UlmaceaeUlmus alatawinged elmNW,NE,C
SapotaceaeSideroxylon reclinatumFlorida bully, Smooth BumeliaNE,C
UlmaceaeUlmus crassifoliacedar elmNE,C
OlacaceaeXimenia americanatallow woodNE,C,S
RosaceaePrunus geniculatascrub plumC
AnnonaceaeAnnona glabrapond appleC,S
CapparaceaeCapparis cynophallophoraJamaican caperC,S
CapparaceaeCapparis flexuosafalseteeth, Bay-leaved Caper, Limber CaperC,S
CelastraceaeMaytenus phyllanthoidesFlorida maytenC,S
ChrysobalanaceaeChrysobalanus icacococo plumC,S
CombretaceaeConocarpus erectusbutton mangroveC,S
FabaceaeDalbergia ecastaphyllumcoinvineC,S
LauraceaeOcotea coriacealancewoodC,S
MalvaceaeGossypium hirsutumupland cottonC,S
MoraceaeFicus aureaFlorida strangler figC,S
MoraceaeFicus citrifoliawild banyantreeC,S
MyrsinaceaeMyrsine cubanaGuianese colicwoodC,S
PolygonaceaeCoccoloba diversifoliatietongueC,S
PolygonaceaeCoccoloba uviferaseagrapeC,S
PutranjivaceaeDrypetes laterifloraguiana plumC,S
SapotaceaeChrysophyllum oliviformesatinleafC,S
SapotaceaeSideroxylon foetidissimumfalse mastic, JungleplumC,S
SurianaceaeSuriana maritimabay cedarC,S
AquifoliaceaeIlex krugianatawnyberry hollyS
BignoniaceaeAmphitecna latifoliablack calabash, jicarilloS
BoraginaceaeBourreria cassinifoliasmooth strongbarkS
BoraginaceaeBourreria radularough strongbarkS
BoraginaceaeBourreria succulentabodywoodS
BoraginaceaeCordia bahamensisBahama manjackS
CanellaceaeCanella winteranawild cinnamonS
CelastraceaeSchaefferia frutescensFlorida boxwoodS
CombretaceaeBucida molinetiispiny black oliveS
EuphorbiaceaeGymnanthes lucidaoysterwoodS
EuphorbiaceaeHippomane mancinellamanchineelS
LauraceaeLicaria triandrapepperleaf sweetwoodS
OlacaceaeSchoepfia chrysophylloidesgulf graytwigS
PutranjivaceaeDrypetes diversifoliamilkbarkS
RhamnaceaeColubrina arborescensgreenheartS
RhamnaceaeColubrina cubensisCuban nakedwoodS
RhamnaceaeColubrina ellipticasoldierwoodS
RosaceaePrunus myrtifoliaWest Indian cherryS
SapotaceaeManilkara jaimiquiwild dillyS
SapotaceaeSideroxylon celastrinumsaffron plum bumeliaS
SapotaceaeSideroxylon salicifoliumwhite bullyS
UlmaceaeCeltis pallidaspiny hackberryS
UlmaceaeTrema lamarckianaLamarck's tremaS
UlmaceaeTrema micranthaJamaican nettletreeS