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Smoke Tree



Small deciduous tree with simple, oval, alternate leaves. Spring blossoms are open feathery clusters that look smoky when they go to seed.


Sun to part shade. The American Smoke Tree grows in rocky woods and limestone slopes, and is often an understory tree.


The native American tree is highly resistant to rotting and produces a yellow dye that was used extensively during the 1860s.

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Denton, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 16, 2012
Submitted on Apr 21, 2012

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