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 🇲🇽 Mexico and Central America.   🌎︎ Map (.pdf).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Scores high (7 out of 10) on the OPALS™ Ogren Plant Allergy Scale.   Planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf).

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

Learn more about American sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua

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