A few New Mexico trees and shrubs


Once I learned to recognize a few New Mexico wildflowers, my hiking buddies started asking "What kind of tree is that?" Um... 


While species included here may count as flowering plants, they're usually identified by their size, shape, leaves, etc. rather than by their flowers. (If there are obvious flowers, try searching my flower pages.) Species are arranged alphabetically by English family name, genus, and species.


Please don't take my IDs as authoritative. These pages of nature photos represent one person's voyage of discovery, not the studies of a trained expert. If you see something I've misidentified, please contact me via my "Contact" page, which is tabbed at the top.


Red Barberry, Algerita, Berberis haematocarpa, New Mexico

Barberry Family: Red Barberry, Algerita, Berberis haematocarpa

Gambel Oak, Quercus gambelii, New Mexico

Beech Family: Gambel Oak, Quercus gambelii

Gray Oak, Quercus grisea, New Mexico

Beech Family: Gray Oak, Quercus grisea

Shrub Live Oak, Quercus turbinella, New Mexico

Beech Family: Shrub Live Oak, Quercus turbinella

Wavy-Leaf Oak, Quercus X undulata, pauciloba, New Mexico

Beech Family: Wavy-Leaf Oak, Quercusundulata

Northern Catalpa, Catalpa speciosa, New Mexico

Bignonia Family: Northern Catalpa, Catalpa speciosa

Common Juniper, Juniperus communis, New Mexico

Cypress Family: Common Juniper, Juniperus communis

Alligator Juniper, Juniperus deppeana, New Mexico

Cypress Family: AlligatorJuniper, Juniperus deppeana

Rocky Mountain Juniper, Juniperus scopulorum, New Mexico

Cypress Family: One-Seed Juniper, Juniperus monosperma

Rocky Mountain Juniper, Juniperus scopulorum, New Mexico

Cypress Family: Rocky Mountain Juniper, Juniperus scopulorum

Russian Elm, Ulmus pumila, New Mexico

Elm Family: Russian Elm, Ulmus pumila

Ephedra, Jointfir, Mormon Tea, Ephedra, New Mexico

Ephedra Family, Ephedra, Jointfir, or Mormon Tea, Ephedra 

Netleaf Hackberry, Celtis reticulata, New Mexico

Hackberry Family: Netleaf Hackberry, Celtis reticulata

Tatarian Honeysuckle, Lonicera tatarica, New Mexico

Honeysuckle Family: Tatarian Honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

White Mulberry, Morus alba, New Mexico

Mulberry Family: White Mulberry, Morus alba

Russian Olive, Oleaster, Elaeagnus angustifolia, New Mexico

Oleaster Family: Russian Olive or Oleaster, Elaeagnus angustifolia

Stretchberry, Forestiera pubescens, New Mexico

Olive Family: Stretchberry, Forestiera pubescens

Velvet Ash, Fraxinus velutina, New Mexico

Olive Family: Velvet Ash, Fraxinus velutina

Honey Locust, Gleditsia triacanthos, New Mexico

Pea Family: Honey Locust, Gleditsia triacanthos

Screwbean Mesquite, Mezquite Dulce, Tornillo, Propopis pubescens, New Mexico

Pea Family: Screwbean Mesquite, Mezquite Dulce, Tornillo (Propopis pubescens)

Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia, New Mexico

Pea Family: Black Locust, Robinia pseudoacacia

New Mexico Locust, Robinia neomexicana, New Mexico

Pea Family: New Mexico Locust, Robinia neomexicana

Fir, Abies, or spruce, Picea, New Mexico

Pine Family: Is it a fir (Abies) or a spruce (Picea)?

piñon, pinyon pine, Pinus edulis, New Mexico

Pine Family: Pinyon, Pinus edulis

Limber pine, Pinus flexilis, New Mexico

Pine Family: Limber Pine, Pinus flexilis

Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa, New Mexico

Pine Family: Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa

London Plane Tree, Platanus hybrida, New Mexico

Plane Tree Family: London Plane Tree, Platanus hybrida

Hawthorn, Crataegus, New Mexico

Rose Family: Hawthorn, Crataegus

Hoptree, Ptelea trifoliata, New Mexico

Rue Family: Hoptree, Ptelea trifoliata

Tree-of-Heaven, Ailanthus altissima, New Mexico

Quassia Family: Tree-of-Heaven, Ailanthus altissima

Rocky Mountain Maple, Acer glabrum, New Mexico

Soapberry Family: Rocky Mountain Maple, Acer glabrum

Bigtooth Maple, Acer grandidentatum, New Mexico

Soapberry Family: Bigtooth Maple, Acer grandidentatum

Box Elder, Acer negundo, New Mexico

Soapberry Family: Box Elder, Acer negundo

Golden Rain-Tree, Koelreuteria paniculata, New Mexico

Soapberry Family: Golden Rain-Tree, Koelreuteria paniculata

Tropical Soapberry, Amolillo, Sapindus saponaria, New Mexico

Soapberry Family: Tropical Soapberry or Amolillo, Sapindus saponaria

Smooth Sumac, Rhus Glabra, New Mexico

Sumac Family: Smooth Sumac, Rhus Glabra

Tamarisk, Salt Cedar, Tamarix, New Mexico

Tamarisk Family: Tamarisk, Salt Cedar, Tamarix

Silver Poplar or White Poplar, Populus alba, New Mexico

Willow Family: Silver Poplar or White Poplar, Populus alba

Cottonwood, Populus deltoides, New Mexico

Willow Family: Cottonwood, Populus deltoides

Quaking Aspen, Populus tremuloides, New Mexico

Willow Family: Quaking Aspen, Populus tremuloides

Willow, Salix, New Mexico

Willow Family: Willow, Salix

Weeping Willow, Salix cf. babylonica, New Mexico

Willow Family: Weeping Willow, Salix cf. babylonica