Catalpa bignonioides is a species of Catalpa that is native to the southeastern United States
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Dimensions:7008 x 4905 px | 59.3 x 41.5 cm | 23.4 x 16.4 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:18 July 2014
Catalpa bignonioides is a species of Catalpa that is native to the southeastern United States in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Common names include southern catalpa, cigar tree, and Indian bean tree. Leaves: Opposite, or in threes, simple, six to ten inches long, four to five broad. Broadly ovate, cordate at base, entire, sometimes wavy, acute or acuminate. Feather-veined, midrib and primary veins prominent. Clusters of dark glands, which secrete nectar are found in the axils of the primary veins. They come out of the bud involute, purplish, when full grown are bright green, smooth above, pale green, and downy beneath. Flowers during June, July. Flowers are perfect, white, borne in many-flowered thyrsoid panicles, eight to ten inches long.