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#38: American Sweetgum

Tree #38: American Sweetgum

Liquidambar styraciflua (li-kwid am-BAR  sty-RAS-i-FLU-a)

  • Native to Eastern US
  • Recognizable by its star-shaped leaves and hard, spiked fruit
  • Deciduous with brilliant fall color on lobed, maple-like leaves
  • Can grow 60 to 80 feet tall and 40 to 60 feet wide

 

Spiney Fruit, Click 'once' to enlarge image

 

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