FAMILIAR TREES OF SOUTH CAROLINA CLEMSON EXTENSION BUL 117

Sweetgum
Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweetgum is a commercially valuable tree. The wood takes a high polish in imitation of more expensive varieties. It is widely used for furniture, cabinet wood, veneer, and pulp. The leaves are star shaped and the twigs have corky ridges. The tree bears ball-like fruit.

Natural distribution in South Carolina


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