Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweet Gum
Liquidambar styraciflua: Liquidambar
, from the Latin '
' for 'liquid' and '
' for 'amber', referring to the fragrant resin found in this species;
, flowing with gum.
Vertical excurrent habit.
Yellow variegated leaves on cv. 'Aurea'.
Red to purple to orange to yellow fall color, dependent on cv.
Fruits are round, burr-like seed pods.
Bark smooth gray to grayish brown, becoming furrowed with age.
E United States
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