What are catalpa beans used for?
Asked in Trees, Botany or Plant Biology, Taxonomy
What is the scientific name for a Talcum Tree?
The talcum tree has many species. Here is a list of the most notable: Catalpa bignonioides - southern catalpa Catalpa brevipes Catalpa bungei - Manchurian catalpa. Source of "Chu wood". Catalpa cassinoides Catalpa communis Catalpa cordifolia Catalpa denticulata Catalpa domingensis Catalpa duclouxii Catalpa ekmaniana Catalpa fargesii Catalpa henryi Catalpa heterophylla Catalpa himalayensis Catalpa hirsuta Catalpa kaempferi Catalpa longisiliqua Catalpa longissima - Haitian catalpa Catalpa macrocarpa Catalpa microphylla Catalpa nana Catalpa oblongata Catalpa obovata Catalpa ovata - Chinese catalpa. Also called the Yellow catalpa from the color of its blossoms Catalpa pottsii Catalpa pubescens Catalpa pumila Catalpa punctata Catalpa purpurea Catalpa silvestrii Catalpa speciosa - northern catalpa Catalpa sutchuensis Catalpa ternifolia Catalpa thunbergii Catalpa tibetica Catalpa umbraculifera Catalpa vestita Catalpa wallichiana
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What is the scientific name for the Northern Catalpa?
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Is the northern catalpa tree deciduous or coniferous?
Asked in Legumes
Can you start a catalpa tree from the seeds within the bean?
I haven't tried to grow a catalpa from seed. However, the way that catalpa seedlings grow abundantly near mature trees I have observed--both in eastern and western Massachusetts--suggest they grow easily. My theory is that snow plowing has a lot to do with getting the beans buried and off to the sides of roads or parking lots, where they manage to grow without interference from lawn mowers or other controlled landscaping.