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Florida 4-H Forest Ecology

Florida 4-H Forest Ecology


Liquidambar styraciflua
Family: Altingiaceae

Natural History

Leaves and fruits of sweetgum | Photo credit: Franklin Bonner, USFS (ret.),

The sweetgum is also known as redgum, star-leaved gum, alligator-wood, and gumtree. It is easily recognized by its star-shaped leaves and its woody, spiny, ball-like fruit.

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