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Friday, October 23, 2009

Autumn colors of some native trees

Leaf colors in autumn


Green Ash
yellow
WhiteAsh
reddish-purple
River Birch
yellow
Blackgum
scarlet
Cottonwood
yellow
Flowering Dogwood
scarlet
American Elm
yellow
Hackberry
yellow
Hawthorn
scarlet
Hickory
yellow
Red Maple
red to yellow
Silver Maple
yellow
Sugar Maple
yellow, orange, red
Northern red Oak
russet to red
Scarlet Oak
russet to red
White Oak
reddish-purple
Pin Oak
bronze or red
Osage-orange
yellow
Redbud
yellow
Sassafras
orange to scarlet
Serviceberry
red-orange
Sumac
red
Sweetgum
yellow to red
Tuliptree
yellow
Black Walnut
yellow


3 comments -- please add yours:

Patricio said...

What a lovely time of the year to watch the trees. I´m living in Iowa. Autumn is so colorful here. I can´t stop taking pictures of the leaves and trees.

I´m taking advantage to teach my third graders the leaf shapes and their colors. Your post, and your blog in general, is very helpful. Thank you.

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Genevieve,
thanks for the tree leaf colors list. When I look off to the mountains I can realize, by color, what possible trees might be in their fall colors.--barbara

Genevieve said...

The trees are beautiful this year. I am enjoying them as I drive to and from work. I am hoping that before they all fall, I will have time to take a nice walk and take lots of pictures.

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