NC Tree Identification

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Tree-IDTrees of North Carolina

A Free, On-Line Plant Identification tool

Featuring native and naturalized trees of North Carolina.

Includes images of bark, twigs, leaves, reproductive organs as well as distribution maps. — Beta Version, getting better every day.

Click on “identify” and then select the image that looks most like the plant you are trying to identify. Follow the key to a plant name you can click on to learn more about the plant.

Or click on “list” to select by name.

Created by the Trees of North Carolina Working Group.

Additional Keys

  • Rare plants of North Carolina
  • Citrus ID
  • Pitcher perfect! Identifying pitcher plants in North Carolina
  • Winter twig keys
  • Container nursery weeds
  • and many more resources

Images and Descriptions of Trees in Searchable Database

Online 6 week Non Credit Course on Tree Identification

Selecting, Planting and Caring for Trees

More Information on Trees

If you're a North Carolina resident with a question about a topic on this site, your local N.C. Cooperative Extension office can help.

Contact your local county center.

Written By

Lucy Bradley, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Lucy BradleyUrban Horticulture Professor and Extension Specialist Call Dr. Lucy Email Dr. Lucy Horticultural Science
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Oct 29, 2020
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