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    Thanks to petrichor, urtica, and Wontolla65 I now know this is a SweetGum tree! I never would have guessed... as it is not local at all. So gorgeous! and whacky! Growing in a Walmart Parking lot in Hood River, Oregon.

    from urtica (Jenn is a delightful person who is quite knowedgable in the plant world and loves bugs) we learn " typically it's sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua, Hamamelidaceae family) if it's planted in the US."

    from Wontolla65 we learn further (after all Jaap is a retired Biology teacher) :
    It is an indiginous tree of the eastern part of the USA , mainly the extreem SW, Florida and has the most wonderful colors in autumn. These days it is planted in the west and in many parks here in Holland too, because of that color richness.
    important timbertree , second in production only to oaks among the hardwood. Used for cabinetwork, veneer, plywood, barrels and boxes. In the early days the gum was used medicinally and aswell as chewing gum

    1. basilly 90 months ago | reply

      Oh my goodness, it's so unusual...looks much like the veggie that's a cross between a broccoli and cauliflower...so fractal I love it...The group called "ID Please" can help if you give your location in tags. great shots my friend.

    2. basilly 90 months ago | reply

      good girl...lol, i was just there and saw your pic pop up!! hugs!

    3. ckm2005 90 months ago | reply

      excellent job here..!!great stuff!!

    4. whereohwhere 90 months ago | reply

      Wow, in an Walmart Parking Lot?
      Looks great, I have no idea about the name of it, I am always going crazy when I do flower shots since even when I read the name on a tag, when I get home I have already forgot it.

    5. petrichor 90 months ago | reply

      Liquidambar sp.

    6. urtica 90 months ago | reply

      Agree with petrichor, typically it's sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua, Hamamelidaceae family) if it's planted in the US. [ID Please]

    7. Wontolla65 90 months ago | reply

      Another agreement. It is an indiginous tree of the eastern part of the USA , mainly the extreem SW, Florida and has the most wonderful colors in autumn. These days it is planted in the west and in many parks here in Holland too, because of that color richness.
      important timbertree , second in production only to oaks among the hardwood. Used for cabinetwork, veneer, plywood, barrels and boxes. In the early days the gum was used medicinally and aswell as chewing gum

      Nice composition too so with the 4 of them

    8. Lynngerald 90 months ago | reply

      Brilliant capture

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    9. corber [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      I think this photo is a
      Super Shot
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      SO BEAUTY Really super shots.

    10. tmorris31 90 months ago | reply

      These colors are fantastic!

    11. bill barber 90 months ago | reply

      This set displays great mixes of light and colour

    12. i.rashid007 90 months ago | reply

      Awesome collection !!!

    13. Outbj 90 months ago | reply

      Fabulous composite of beauty.....nicely done!

    14. Starlisa 90 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much to those who provided ID!!! petrichor , urtica , and Wontolla65 I have heard of Sweetgum, but never seen them before I think... or from a distance I thought they were a kind of Maple, Acer...

      Thank you to everyone else,








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