I would advise against doing a Google image search using the key words “naked buds”.
Bitternut hickory Common lilac
Black walnutNorthern catalpaGreen ash
Vascular Bundle Scars
Terminal Bud Scale Scars
Paperbark cherry White poplar
Butternut Black walnut
Take a look at the twig image and answer the following: What’s the leaf arrangement? Does your twig have a terminal bud? Lateral buds? Can you find any leaf scars? Vascular bundle scars? Can you find any lenticels? Can you find the most recent set of terminal bud scale scars? Do you even care anymore? Do you have a headache?
Plants have 2 different names: Common Name Botanical or Scientific Name
Sugar Maple Acer saccharum
Acer = genus saccharum = specific epithet genus + specific epithet = the “binomial” that identifies a species
Gymnocladus dioicus What’s the name of the genus? What’s the name of the specific epithet? What’s the name of the species?
Acer saccharum ‘Autumn Splendor’ ‘Autumn Splendor’ is a cultivar name cultivars, generally speaking, do not come true-to- type from seed. A species may have several cultivars or none at all: Acer saccharum ‘Arrowhead’ Acer saccharum ‘Cary’ Acer saccharum ‘Millane’s Dwarf’ Acer saccharum ‘Seneca Chief’, etc…
Gleditsia triacanthos inermis Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis inermis is a variety name. Varieties come true- to-type from seed.
Acer saccharum Legacy® Legacy® is a registered trademark (PP 4,979). Legacy® is registered with the Office of Trademarks and Patents in Washington, DC. Acer saccharum Oregon Trail TM Oregon Trail TM is a trademarked plant. The TM protects the commercial application of that name to said plant.