Also called hazel pine, American-storax, bilsted, red-gum, satin-walnut, star-leaved gum, and alligator-wood.

Part of sweetgum  family Altingiaceae.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA South and East, and parts of 🇲🇽 México and Central America.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Often grows in clonal colonies [1] — look around for other stems!

Scores high (7 out of 10) on the OPALS™ Ogren Plant Allergy Scale.

Planting info (SW Michigan).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Learn more about American sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua

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