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Sourwood Tree

Oxydendrum arboreum

Description:

Can be identified in winter by deep furrowed rectangular shapes in bark plus they always tend to lean! Bark is also gray with a reddish tinge. Note- i have seen a botanist struggle in winter with difference between this and a sassafras. Note - around the sourwood tree, you will see fallen sprigs of its flowers in winter. Leaves are alternate. It is renowned for nectar, and for the honey which is produced from i



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Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.25, Long: -83.83

Spotted on Mar 5, 2012
Submitted on Mar 5, 2012

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