MARYLAND AT A GLANCE

PLANTS

TREES


[photo, Magnolia blossom, Annapolis, Maryland]

Over 60 species of trees have been cataloged as native to Maryland, including the White Oak (Quercus alba), the State tree.

Magnolia blossom, Annapolis, Maryland, June 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.


Parts of a few trees are extremely poisonous, and others are dangerous if handled improperly. If one such part is eaten or handled, first aid is required.


[photo, Trees at Hunting Creek Lake, Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont, Maryland]

Native Trees

State Forests

State Parks

Trees at Hunting Creek Lake, Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont, Maryland, January 2006. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Beech tree, Harwood, southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland]

MARYLAND TREES

Beech tree (right), Harwood, southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland, May 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Red cedars near Mountain, Harford County, Maryland]
  • Birch, River (Betula nigra)
  • Blackgum (Sour Gum) (Nyssa sylvatica)
  • Butternut (White Walnut) (Juglans cinerea)
  • Cedar, Atlantic White (Chamaecyparis thyoides)
  • Cedar, Eastern Red (Juniperus virginiana)
  • Cherry, Black (Prunus serotina)
  • Chestnut, American (Castanea dentata)
  • Chinkapin, Allegheny (Castanea pumila)
  • Cypress, Bald (Taxodium distichum)
  • Dogwood, Flowering (Cornus florida)
  • Elm, American (White Elm) (Ulmus americana)
  • Red Cedars near Mountain, Maryland (Harford County), July 2000. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.



    [photo, Magnolia blossom, Annapolis, Maryland]

    Magnolia blossom, Annapolis, Maryland, June 2010. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    [photo, Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), Monkton, Maryland]
  • Maple, Black (Acer nigrum)
  • Maple, Red (Acer rubrum)
  • Maple, Silver (Acer saccharinum)
  • Maple, Sugar (Acer saccharum)
  • Mulberry, Red (Morus rubra)
  • Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum), Monkton, Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Sarah A. Hanks.


    [photo, Trees, Garrett County, Maryland]

    Trees, Garrett County, Maryland, October 2014. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    [photo, An oak tree's acorn, New Germany State Park, Grantsville, Maryland]
  • Oak, Swamp Chestnut (Quercus michauxii)
  • Oak, White (Quercus alba)
  • Oak, Willow (Quercus phellos)
  • An oak tree's acorn, New Germany State Park, Grantsville, Maryland, October 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.



    [photo, Tulip Poplar sapling leaves, Glen Burnie, Maryland] [photo, Tulip Poplar blossom, Glen Burnie, Maryland]
  • Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)
  • Walnut, Black (Juglans nigra)
  • Willow, Black (Salix nigra)
  • Witchhazel, American (Hamamelis virginiana)
  • Tulip Poplar sapling leaves (left), Glen Burnie, Maryland, May 2010. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
    Tulip Poplar blossom (right), Glen Burnie, Maryland, May 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


    INVASIVE & INTRODUCED TREES

    Also see: Tree-mendous Maryland

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