Magnoliids of Maine
(Kingdom Plantae)

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

(updated 1 February 2020)

   Below is a working checklist of Maine’s magnoliids (hybrids excluded). Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines (2011, Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-17154-9).
   When an image and/or information is available for a given species, the common name of that species is a link to it’s family page.
   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 Notes
Aristolochiaceae Asarum canadense L. Canada wild ginger
Aristolochiaceae Isotrema macrophyllum (Lam.) C. F. Reed large-leaved Dutchman’s pipe
Caratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum demersum L. common hornwort
Caratophyllaceae Ceratophyllum echinatum Gray spineless hornwort
Lauraceae Lindera benzoin (L.) Blume northern spicebush
Lauraceae Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees sassafras
Nymphaeaceae Brasenia schreberi J. F. Gmel. water-shield
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. bullhead pond-lily
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea leibergii Morong dwarf water-lily
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea odorata Ait. fragrant water-lily
Nymphaeaceae Nymphaea tuberosa Paine tuberous water-lily