Magnoliids of Maine
(Kingdom Plantae)

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - 167 Thorne Mountain Road - Canton, Maine  04221

(updated 25 December 2019)

Below is a working checklist of Maine’s magnoliids (hybrids excluded). Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines. Please send corrections and updates to or mail them to the address at the top of this page. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.

Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name or hybrid formula Sources (full citations given after this table)
Aristolochiaceae Asarum canadense L. Canada wild ginger
Aristolochiaceae Isotrema macrophyllum (Lam.) C. F. Reed large-leaved Dutchman’s pipe
Caratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum demersum L. spineless hornwort
Caratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum echinatum Gray spineless hornwort Mittelhauser et al. (2010)
Lauraceae Lindera benzoin (L.) Blume northern spicebush
Lauraceae Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees sassafras
Nymphaeaceae Brasenia schreberi J. F. Gmel. water-shield Champlainers (SCH, TAH, TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Nymphaeaceae Nuphar advena (Ait.) Ait. f. in Ait. & Ait. f. immigrant pond-lily
Nymphaeaceae Nuphar microphylla (Pers.) Fern. small-leaved pond-lily
Nymphaeaceae Nuphar variegata Dur. yellow pond lily Champlainers (SCH, TAH, TFV); Greene et al. (2005)
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea leibergii Morong dwarf water-lily
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea odorata Ait. fragrant water-lily Champlainers (SCH, TAH, TFV); Greene et al. (2005) as Nymphaea odorata ssp. odorata
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea tuberosa Paine tuberous water-lily

      SCH = Susan C. Hayward
      TAH = Thomas A. Hayward
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining
   Greene, Craig W., Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber. 2005. “Vascular Flora of the Acadia National Park Region”. Rhodora 107(930):117-185.
   Mittelhauser, Glen H., Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Webber. 2010. The Plants of Acadia National Park. Orono, Maine: The University of Maine Press.