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Sweetgum Bark

Sweetgum Bark

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Sweetgum bark is gray-brown with irregular furrows and rough rounded ridges. Note the water sprout on the bole in the photo.
Sweetgum Bark

Sweetgum Bark

Steve Nix

Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) - Alternate Ranked

  • Corky outgrowth on twig bark.
  • Spiny "gumballs" on long stalk.
  • Green/orange-brown shiny bud scales.
  • Terminal bud sticky.
  • Identify Sweetgum

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