The American Sweetgum Tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) one of my favorite Trees in Hot Springs National Park. Its star shaped leaves create a glorious canopy in the spring through summer and its seed hold moisture for birds in the winter. However it is the spectacular display of color transition in the autumn that makes it a special treat on the trail. Often one Tree will have green, yellow, red and plum at the same time on a single Tree.
Love to ALL!