But as to the liquidambar, or sweet-gum, there can be no question.
The trees were the liquidambar styraciflua, sweet or red gum, and were sent from the South.
The coloring of the liquidambar in the fall is very beautiful.
The sweet-gum, copalm, or alligator tree (liquidambar styraciflua).
There is not a more characteristic tree known than the sweet-gum, or liquidambar.
Be this as it may, there are times when I sincerely long for a ball of liquidambar or a mouthful of pungent spring buds.
But a word more about the liquidambar—the name by which I hope the tree we are discussing may be talked of and thought of.
liquidambar refers to gums excreted by the tree and sometimes used in medicine.
Those found in commerce are the balsam of Peru, balsam of Tolu, liquid storax and liquidambar.
Liquid storax or styrax preparatus, is a balsam yielded by liquidambar orientalis, a native of Asia Minor.