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Northwest Missouri State University

Northern Catalpa

Catalpa speciosa

Native. Leaves whorled (three at a node), simple, heart-shpaed, 10 inches long and 8 inches wide. White, 2-inch tubular blooms form into 9-12 inch-long brown seed capsules. Height to 100 feet. Catalpa is a Creek Indian name. Branches give off an unpleasant smell when crushed. it is a messy tree but can tolerate extremely hot, dry conditions.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.064 W94 53.000

Trail Number: G4

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Fruit - Northern Catalpa

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Summer '08 Bark - Northern Catalpa

Summer '08 Fruit - Northern Catalpa