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Search Term(s): Liquidambar styraciflua   (1 record found)

ALTINGIACEAE
Sweet-gum Family
Liquidambar styraciflua  (sweet gum)   
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Synonym
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Carex Section
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Meaning of Scientific Name
Liquidambar: liquid amber, referring to the resin exuding from this plant; styraciflua: flowing with gum
Life Form
Perennial Tree
Phenology (Flowering Period)
April
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Habitat
Moist woodlands, old fields, thickets
State Status
Common
Piedmont Status
Common
Coastal Plain Status
Common
Global Rank
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Federal Status
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Geographic Affinity
Southern
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
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Coefficient of Conservatism
1
Invasive
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Invasive Watchlist
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Global Origin (Non-native Species)
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Wildlife Values
Provides cover for forest wildlife.
Medicinal Properties
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ID Notes
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Additional Info
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Habitats in which this plant occurs
Beach and Dune Habitats (Interdunal Wetlands, herbaceous, shrub, forested)
Coastal Plain Seasonal Ponds (Isolated non-tidal forested wetland)
Forest Interior (Non-tidal Wetland Piedmont)
Forest Interior (Non-tidal Wetland Coastal Plain)
Forest Interior (Upland Piedmont)
Forest Interior (Upland Coastal Plain)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Piedmont)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Coastal Plain)
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