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  • Solidago macrophylla

    Large-leaved goldenrod

    The 35 to 120 cm tall stem of this plant is sturdy and ridged, with fine, short hairs near the top. The oval, irregularly toothed leaves are narrow and arranged all along the stem.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Asteraceae (Compositae)
  • Iris versicolor

    Larger blue-flag

    This large rhizomatous plant grows 60 to 90 cm tall. It has very long, narrow, stiff leaves. The flowers, which vary in number, are very large, up to 8 to 10 cm in diameter.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Iridaceae
  • Ficus maxima P. Miller

    Maxima fig tree

    This large tree grows 7 to 25 m tall. Its branches in the crown are highly ramified and extended.

    Its simple, alternate leaves are 9 to 25 cm long.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Moraceae
  • Piper auritum

    Mexican pepperleaf

    This small tree grows 2.5 to 8 m tall. It may produce adventitious roots at its base. Its large oval to heart-shaped leaves are 20 to 40 cm long and give off an anise-like aroma when crushed.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Piperaceae
  • Sterculia mexicana

    Mexican sterculia

    This tree, with its well-developed buttress roots, can grow to nearly 40 m tall and over 1 m across.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Malvaceae
  • Viburnum alnifolium

    Mooseberry, hobblebush, moose-wood

    This 1 to 4 m tall shrub has smooth, red bark. Its 7 to 20 cm-wide opposite leaves are heart-shaped.

    Plant form
    Broad-leaved shrub
    Family
    Adoxaceae
  • Acer spicatum

    Mountain maple, white maple

    This small understory tree grows 3 to 8 m tall. Its short trunk is crooked and twisted. Its bark is thin, dull, reddish to greyish-brown, smooth or slightly grooved.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Sapindaceae
  • Sorbus americana

    Mountain-ash

    Considered a shrub or small tree, mountain ash can grow up to 10 m tall. Its smooth trunk is covered in reddish-brown or greyish-green bark, with marked lenticels.

    Plant form
    Broad-leaved shrub
    Family
    Rosaceae
  • Aechmea nudicaulis (L.) Griseb.

    Nakedstem aechmea

    This plant appears in either epiphytic or terrestrial form. It has only a few, glaucous 49 cm long leaves, forming a dense tubular rosette. The leaves are leathery and have spiny margins.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous epiphytic plant
    Family
    Bromeliaceae
  • Byrsonima crassifolia (L.) Rich.

    Nance

    This medium-sized tree grows to 3 to 10 m. Its trunk is straight, and its brownish-green leaves, from 5 to 20 cm long, are oval and opposite. Its yellow-orange flowers grow in clusters.

    Plant form
    Broadleaf tree
    Family
    Malpighiaceae
  • Typha angustifolia

    Narrow-leaved cat-tail

    The stem of this plant grows 1 to 3 m tall. It has straight, narrow leaves.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous aquatic plant
    Family
    Typhaceae
  • Glyceria striata

    Nerved manna-grass

    This plant has a thin 30 to 100 cm tall stem. Its leaves are 4 to 10 mm wide. Its flowers form an open pannicle 7 to 20 cm long.

    Plant form
    Herbaceous terrestrial plant
    Family
    Poaceae (Gramineae)