Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

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Division - Magnoliaphyta
Class - Magnoliopsida
Subclass - Hamamelidae
Order - Hamamelidales
Family - Hamamelidaceae
Genus - Liquidambar


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Part of the witch-hazel family, this is a commonly planted tree. It leaves seed-balls all over, that take about a year to decompose and generally make a mess.

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