10 Tree Names Starting With W

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This is the ultimate list of Tree Names starting with the letter W.

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1. Wahoo, Eastern

Scientific Name: Euonymus atropurpureus

Family: Celastraceae

Native: Eastern North America; Margins of flood-pains

Type: Deciduous

Wahoo, Eastern has a straight and usually single stem with grayish-green and reddish-brown stripes.

Its leaves are paired, uncomplicated, egg-shaped, oval, rounded at the bottom or pointed at the end, have small teeth, and have either maroon or purple flowers.

Its fruit is a maroon or pink-purple pod covered in bright orange or reddish seeds.

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2. Walnut, Black

Scientific Name: Juglans nigra

Family: Juglandaceae

Native: Eastern North America; Rich wood slopes

Type: Deciduous

Walnut, Black is an erect, single straight trunk with light grayish brown or reddish and scaly, rough, dark brown, pale-hairy, raised lenticels twigs.

Its leaves are alternate, pinnately compound, odd-pinnate, or wedge-shaped.

Its flowers are densely woolly spike at the branch tips and have rounded nut, drupe, and husk green fruit.

Suggested Video: Harvesting Black Walnut: Start to Finish-

3. Wig Tree

Scientific Name: Cotinus coggygria

Family: Anacardiaceae

Native: Commonly used ornamentally in the East

Type: Deciduous

Wig Tree is usually a large shrub about 5 m tall, similar to its American counterpart.

The hairy stalks of the typically empty or nearly empty fruiting panicles impart a smoky purplish effect.

It has black, showy, multiple trunk and green leaves that turn vivid colors in fall.

It is resistant to most pests and diseases but very susceptible to Verticillium wilt.

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4. Wild Sensitive Plant, Argentine

Scientific Name: Senna corymbosa

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Cultivated in the Southeast

Type: Evergreen

Wild Sensitive Plant, Argentine is erect or vase-shaped, single trunk with alternate, pinnate, usually with 2 or 3 pairs of opposite, lower pair separated by erect glands, oblanceolate, lanceolate, or narrowly elliptic, base rounded, tip bluntly or abruptly short pointed leaves.

Its fertile flowers have oblong, cylindric legumes, light green, maturing brown fruit.

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5. Willow, Balsam

Scientific Name: Salix pyrifolia

Family: Salicaceae

Native: Eastern North America; Lake and pond margins

Type: Deciduous

Willow, Balsam consists of reddish-brown barks and yellowish-green, glossy, lustrous, dark red, short-pointed, sharply toothed, wavy, hairless leaves.

Its flowers are unisexual, male and female in catkins on separate plants and have capsules as fruit.

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6. Wingnut, Chinese

Scientific Name: Pterocarya stenoptera

Family: Juglandaceae

Native: Introduced from China

Type: Deciduous

Wingnut, Chinese consists of alternate, pinnately compound, odd-pinnate, partially winged, long-elliptic, or lanceolate leaves.

Its flowers are unisexual, green, with separate inflorescences and ellipsoid, two-winged nutlet fruit.

The leaves recognize it with 11–21 leaflets and partially winged rachis.

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7. Winterberry, Common

Scientific Name: Ilex verticillata

Family: Aquifoliaceae

Native: Eastern North America; Wet woods

Type: Deciduous

Winterberry, Common is erected or ascending, typically with a short trunk, crown dense, rounded with gray, dark gray, brownish, smooth, or roughened conspicuous warty lenticels.

It has alternate, simple, typically elliptic or oval, distinctly toothed leaves, and white or greenish-white, hairy flowers.

Its fruit is a round, bright red (rarely yellow) drupe, smooth on the back.

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8. Witch-hazel, American

Scientific Name: Hamamelis virginiana

Family: Hamamelidaceae

Native: Eastern North America; Moist slopes and woods

Type: Deciduous

Witch-hazel, American is an erect or leaning, single trunk or multiple, often low-branching, crown broad, rounded with smooth, grayish, splotched darker gray and brown barks and zigzag, conspicuous naked bud twigs.

Its leaves are alternate, simple, two-ranked, oval or obovate, base asymmetric bluntly pointed with distinctive cone-shaped galls, and it has yellow, ribbonlike and its fruit is a hairy, four-pointed, two-valved greenish or grayish capsule.

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9. Woman’s Tongue

Scientific Name: Albizia lebbeck

Family: Fabaceae

Native: Introduced from Asia

Type: Deciduous

Woman’s Tongue is an erect, single trunk with relatively low branches.

Its barks are rough, gray, flaking, and scaly with brittle, green, and gray-brown twigs and alternate or bipinnate, oblong or narrowly elliptic, green, or yellow-green leaves.

Its flowers are bisexual, individually small, produced in loose, globular creamy-white or yellowish clusters and broad, yellowish-brown, flattened, or ellipsoid brown seeded fruit.

Suggested Video: Identifying Woman’s Tongue-

10. Wood, Tallow

Scientific Name: Ximenia americana

Family: Verbenaceae

Native: Eastern North America; Hammocks

Type: Evergreen

Wood. Tallow is an erect, rambling, scraggly, densely low-branched or with multiple trunks with an irregular crown and sprawling branches.

Its twigs were often spine-tipped and has grayish-brown or reddish-brown smooth barks, and its leaves were alternate, simple, stiff and

leathery, elliptic, ovate, oblanceolate, or nearly circular, wedge-shaped or rounded, commonly with tiny toothlike projection leaves.

Its flowers are bisexual, fragrant, greenish-white, linear, reflexed, densely hairy, and have ellipsoid, rounded, or egg-shaped drupe fruit.

Suggested Video: Identifying Wood, Tallow-

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