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An individual instance of Liquidambar styraciflua (sweetgum)
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This tree has one of the most unusual locations on campus. Was it an accident that it's growing through a hole in the library's terrace on 21st Ave. S., or was that by design? To learn more about this tree, go to its history page.

Sweet gums are immediately recognizable by their star-shaped leaves, spiky fruit balls, and the strong, spicy smell of their leaves when crushed.

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

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Liquidambar styraciflua


sec. 1993

common name: sweetgum
family: Hamamelidaceae
Identified 2020-03-25 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.145605°, -86.799847°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.
Altitude: 168 m.

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whole tree (or vine) - winter 1993 =

Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds., 1993. Flora of North America North of Mexico. Flora of North America Association, New York, NY, US and Oxford, UK.

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