A tree with 7-15 toothed lfls 3-6 cm, fls in panicles 2-4 dm, and inflated, partly 3-locular capsules, occasionally escapes from cult.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
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From Flora of Indiana (1940) by Charles C. Deam
Escaped from cultivation in New Harmony, in Posey County. Native of Asia. Introduced by McClure in the early settlement of New Harmony and planted in his yard near his gate. Since it had no common name it was referred to as the gate tree, the name by which it is still popularly known in New Harmony.