Big Fruiting Tree

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Date Photo Taken: 06/15/2014
Location: middle Tennessee
Posted By: sequoiah


The tree is about twenty five feet tall and has many nut(?) pods. Leaves are fairly large and smooth. Some of the pods have turned brown and opened but I didn’t see came out.


  1. stone Flower Fanatic says:

    Empress tree.

    June 17th, 2014 at 6:26 pm
  2. Don Unregistered says:

    Thanks for the info for the empress tree and the giant ragweed

    June 17th, 2014 at 9:37 pm
  3. Jim Unregistered says:

    Yes. Technically, Paulownia tomentosa. An invasive from China. Nice purple blossoms give rise to the pods in the picture, which open and discharge their seeds, then turn brown and hang on the tree, which is then the opposite of attractive.

    June 18th, 2014 at 12:17 pm
  4. Don Unregistered says:


    June 18th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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