Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum, foliage
Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum, leaves
Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum, balls
Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum, bark
Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum, fall colors
Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum, fall foliage
Liquidambar styraciflua L., Sweetgum
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Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum, young bark example
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Liquidambar styraciflua, Sweetgum, is
a deciduous tree and has dark green,
waxy foliage.  It may grow over 100 feet
tall on ideal sites.
Tarrant Co., Texas
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Leaves of Liquidambar styraciflua are 5
point palmate shaped with yellow veins, or
ribs and are lighter underneath than on
the top side.
Tarrant Co., Texas
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Sweetgum trees have woody fruits
called gum balls, which house the
seeds.  The gum balls dry out, turning
brown and fall from the tree in late
summer through early fall.  
Tarrant Co., Texas
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The bark of Sweetgum trees is rough,
grayish brown with vertical ridges and
furrows.
Tarrant Co., Texas
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In the fall, leaves of Liquidambar
styraciflua turn bright orange and red.
Wake Co., North Carolina
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Liquidambar styraciflua has beautiful
fall coloration before losing its leaves
over winter.
Wake Co., North Carolina
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The bark of younger sweetgum trees is
smoother than mature trees but still
grayish in color.
Wake Co., North Carolina
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Young sweetgum tree.
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