All names in our online guide to the vascular plants of Tennessee follow the taxonomic treatment used in Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee (2015). If you have trouble finding a scientific name on our site, you can search for synonyms on Tropicos or the USDA Plants Database.
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The common names were derived from:
USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1 (http://plants.usda.gov) National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.
Brako, L., A. Y. Rossman, & D. F. Farr. 1997. Scientific and Common Names of 7,000 Vascular Plants in the United States. APS Press, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Wofford, B. Eugene. 1989. Guide to the Vascular Plants of the Blue Ridge. The University of Georgia Press, Athens & London.
Wofford, B. Eugene, & Edward W. Chester. 2002. Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Tennessee. The University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville.