Purchased with funds from the Lumpkin Foundation Grant.
Tree located at
Douglas-Hart Nature Center
Has a straight trunk with a diameter of 1 1/2 to 3 inches; reaches a height of 60 to 100 feet; branches that often have irregular, corky wings; symmetrical-looking tree; conical crown becomes rounded with age.
Wet sites with acid soil; chiefly southern lowlands in areas that are inundated much of the year.
Southeastern U.S. from North Florida as far north as Boston and as far west as East Texas and Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Yellowish green flower; tiny, inconspicuous; pollen-producing male blossoms in racemes, seed producing female blossom is a ball hanging on a long stalk. The fruit is a long-stemmed, woody, burr-like brown ball, 1-1 1/4 inch in diameter; made up of many individual fruits, with prickly points on the surface; maturing in fall and persisting through winter.