Kentucky Coffee

KENTUCKY COFFEETREE, GYMNOCLADUS DIOICUS

Kentucky coffeetree has the largest leaf of any native tree, up to 90 cm long, but it is doubly compound, and leaflets are small and oval. This tree leafs out very late and in fall, the central stalk of the leaf can persist. Twigs are very thick and stout. The fruit is a large, thick brown pod, also persisting into winter.

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