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Catalpa speciosa

Location: 3rd. St.
Park: Niles Community Park
District: Niles
Native to: N. America
Tree type: flowering
Leaf retention: deciduous

Comments: Deciduous broadleaf native to Mississippi and Ohio River Valleys. Large sweetheart shaped yellow-green leaves. White bell shaped flowers in early summer and long string-bean shaped seed pods in late summer and fall. Specimen tree is 30' tall but trees in native environment can be 75' or more.

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Illustration by Hugh Danaher