This small tree is growing in the hilside between the northwest corner of the Peabody Library and the small service drive.
Yellowwood is the only tree in this area that has compound leaves
with leaflets that alternate as they come off the central leaf stalk (or rachis). Large trees have fairly smooth and somewhat lumpy bark
and in the spring it has fairly large, showy white flowers
typical of those of the pea family. Later in the year, it produces small pods for fruit
Yellowwood is native to this area, but is not common. It is sometimes planted as an ornamental.