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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 1 taxon in the family Altingiaceae, Sweetgum family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sweetgum

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Liquidambar styraciflua   FAMILY: Altingiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Liquidambar styraciflua   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Liquidambar styraciflua 095-01-001   FAMILY: Hamamelidaceae


Habitat: Swamp forests, floodplains, moist forests, depressional wetlands, pond and lake margins, old fields, disturbed areas, nearly ubiquitous in the modern southeastern United States landscape

Common (uncommon in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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