Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua L.Hamamelidaceae

common name synonyms: Alligatorwood, American Storax, Red Gum, Satin Walnut

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Hamamelidae

order: Hamamelidales

growth form: tree

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: Yes

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 2.0

introduced range: Britain

native range: North America, South America, Central America

notes: freq. park and garden tree, timber imported as satin-walnut for furniture; weed in Chile, US; grown by Bishop Compton, Jefferson in Paris

invasiveness notes: benign




Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth