A few New Mexico trees (including large shrubs)


This page was started in August 2020 and is under construction. Once I learned to recognize a few New Mexico wildflowers, my hiking buddies started asking "What kind of tree is that?" Um... 


While species that go here may count as flowering plants, they're usually identified by their size, shape, leaves, etc. rather than by their flowers. Species are arranged alphabetically by English family name, genus, and species.

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

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

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

Honey Locust, Gleditsia triacanthos, New Mexico

Pea Family: Honey Locust, Gleditsia triacanthos

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

piñon, pinyon pine, Pinus edulis, New Mexico

Pine Family: Pinyon, Pinus edulis

Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa, New Mexico

Pine Family: Ponderosa Pine, Pinus ponderosa

Hoptree, Ptelea trifoliata, New Mexico

Rue Family: Hoptree, Ptelea trifoliata

Tree-of-Heaven, Ailanthus altissima, New Mexico

Quassia Family: Tree-of-Heaven, Ailanthus altissima

Bigtooth Maple, Acer grandidentatum, New Mexico

Soapberry Family: Bigtooth Maple, Acer grandidentatum

Box Elder, Acer negundo, New Mexico

Soapberry Family: Box Elder, Acer negundo

Tamarisk, Salt Cedar, Tamarix, New Mexico

Tamarisk Family: Tamarisk, Salt Cedar, Tamarix

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