Catalpa speciosa (Warder ex Barney) Warder ex Engelm.
Family: Bignoniaceae
northern catalpa
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
Etymology: Catalpa: abroiginal name
Plants: perennial tree to 100' tall
Leaves: widely heart-shaped to rounded to 12" with a sharp tip, underside hairy
Flowers: white with 2 yellow stripes and light purple spots, 2" wide, 2-lipped with 5 spreading lobes; inflorescence a terminal panicle; blooms May-June
Fruits: elongated pod 8"-20" long; 1" oblong seeds with 2 wings ending with hairs
Habitat: alluvial forests
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped
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Paul Drobot  
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Michael Clayton  
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Paul Drobot  
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Robert W. Freckmann  
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Paul Drobot  
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Paul Drobot  
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