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American Sweet Gum

Liquidambar styraciflua


Over 25 ft tall, has sharp seed pods.

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Ray White
Ray White 12 years ago
Sweet gum tree
Liquidambar styraciflua

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theZHAN 11 years ago

Sweetgum for sure.

MitchRay 12 years ago

Latimeria is right on the money, that is a definite sweet gum

Latimeria 12 years ago

Zachary, can you provide more details about the seed pods? The leaves are a bit difficult to make out, but it looks like a sweet gum tree to me. Check out the Wikipedia page ( and let me know what you think. The seed pods look like spiky balls and can be sharp.

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Texarkana, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 19, 2011
Submitted on Apr 19, 2011

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