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An individual instance of Cladrastis kentukea (Kentucky yellowwood)
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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.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier unnumbered3.

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Cladrastis kentukea

(Dum. Cours.) Rudd

sec. Wofford Chester 2002

common name: Kentucky yellowwood
family: Fabaceae
Identified 2014-09-11 by Steven J. Baskauf


west of the Peabody library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14274°, -86.79945°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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Wofford Chester 2002 =

Wofford, B. Eugene and Edward W. Chester, 2002. Guide to the Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, TN, US.

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