Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Catalpa speciosa (Warder ex Barney) Warder ex Engelm. image
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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Bignoniaceae
Catalpa speciosa (Warder ex Barney) Warder ex Engelm.
northern catalpa
Catalpa: abroiginal name
speciosa: showy
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: perennial tree to 100' tall
Flower: white with 2 yellow stripes and light purple spots, 2" wide, 2-lipped with 5 spreading lobes; inflorescence a terminal panicle; blooms May-June
Fruit:elongated pod 8"-20" long; 1" oblong seeds with 2 wings ending with hairs
Leaf:widely heart-shaped to rounded to 12" with a sharp tip, underside hairy
Habitat: alluvial forests

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