Also called American yellowwood and Virgilia.  Also called Cladrastis lutea and Cladrastis tinctoria.

Part of yellowwood  genus Cladrastis in legume / pea  family Fabaceae in order Fabales.

Native to southeastern 🇺🇸 USA.   ▭ 🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), ▭ 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Most legumes (but not this species) cooperate with a bacterium that fixes atmospheric nitrogen into a form usable by plants and animals.

Learn more about ◼︎ Kentucky yellowwood Cladrastis kentukea

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