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Cladrastis kentukea (Dum. Cours.) Rudd
Kentucky yellowwood



General Information
Symbol: CLKE
Group: Dicot
Family: Fabaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree
Native Status: CAN   I
L48   N
Other Common Names: yellowwood
Data Source and Documentation
Alabama"Arkansas"Georgia"Illinois"Indiana"Kentucky"Louisiana"Massachusetts"Mississippi"Missouri"NewNorthOhio"Tennessee"Virginia"
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:

USA (AL, AR, CT, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, ME, MO, MS, NC, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, TN, VA), CAN (ON)

Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
CLLU Cladrastis lutea (Michx. f.) K. Koch
SOKE Sophora kentukea Dum. Cours.

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Fabales
Family Fabaceae – Pea family
Genus Cladrastis Raf. – yellowwood
Species Cladrastis kentukea (Dum. Cours.) Rudd – Kentucky yellowwood

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Illinois
Cladrastis lutea
yellowwood
Endangered
Indiana
Cladrastis lutea
yellowwood
Threatened

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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