Horticulture 231

List 6 Trees and Shrubs with alternate leaves - Practice quiz

Betula nigra leaf in fall
        colorLeaves of
        Betula occidentalis leaves in fall color Betula pendula leaves

. Scientific Name Common Name Family Origin Native
in WA

1 Betula nigra River birch Betulaceae Eastern U.S.
2 Betula occidentalis Water birch Betulaceae NW U.S., WA yes
3 Betula papyrifera Paper birch Betulaceae N. America, WA yes
4 Betula pendula European white birch Betulaceae Europe
5 Ginkgo biloba Ginkgo Ginkgoaceae E. China
Liriodendron tulipifera Tuliptree Magnoliaceae Eastern U.S.
Spiraea betulifolia Birchleaf spirea Rosaceae NW N. Am., Japan, WA yes
8 Spiraea japonica Japanese spirea Rosaceae Japan
Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'
Anthony Waterer spirea

10 Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound' Snowmound nippon spirea Rosaceae
American selection

11 Spiraea thunbergii Thunberg spirea Rosaceae China and Japan
12 Spiraea vanhouttei Vanhoutte spirea Rosaceae hybrid
13 Tilia cordata Littleleaf linden Tiliaceae Europe
14 Tilia tomentosa Silver linden Tiliaceae SE Europe, W. Asia

Asgn 3b choice from:
 a. Hamamelis sp.
b. Aronia melanocarpa
 c. Spiraea douglasii

a. Witchhazel
b. Black chokeberry
c. Western spirea

a. Hamamelidaceae
b. Rosaceae
c. Rosaceae

a. Eastern US, W. Asia
b. Eastern N America
c. Western N. America, WA


Plants repeated from Hort 232:

R1 Larix sp. Larch Pinaceae N. hemisphere, WA yes
R2 Pseudotsuga menziesii Douglas fir Pinaceae Western US, WA yes

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Virginia Lohr, Professor, E-mail: lohr@wsu.edu
Department of Horticulture
Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99164-6414 U.S.A.
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