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Kentucky Yellowwood (Cladrastis kentukea (Dum. Cours.) Rudd)

Also known as Kentucky Yellow-wood.

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Kentucky Yellowwood
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Range - Expand

Native or Not Present
Native or Expanded
Expanded or Not Present

This tentative map is based on our own research. It may have limited data on Canada and/or Mexico, and there is some subjectivity in our assignment of plants as introduced vs. expanded. Read more in this blog post.

This species, which is uncommon in most of its range, is widely planted in landscaping and sometimes escapes into the wild. It has established far northeast of its native range; we marked most new populations as expanded because these populations are loosely contiguous with its native range, and separated only by relatively short distances similar to the distances between isolated populations within its native range. An exception is the isolated Minnesota population which we marked introduced.

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Photo © Michael Ellis, CC BY 4.0.
Photo © Michael Ellis, CC BY 4.0.