Maine Biota Project

Magnoliids of Maine

(Kingdom Plantae, Magnoliids)

Below is a working list of Maine’s magnoliids. Taxonomy and nomenclature follow Flora Novae Angliae by Arthur Haines (2011, Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0-300-17154-9). For more information about a particular species, click on the link under the heading “Common Name”, and you will be taken to a page for the family that includes that species.
Family Genus Species 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