Indian Bean Tree outside Stuart
Pointed out by Les
Naturalized in oak and basswood woodland
Grassy area by lake
30 ft tall
heart shaped leaves
long thin bean pods with wings
This tree is located a few yards west of the back parking lot of the US Post Office in Stow, OH. It is on a small cultivated-tree area with some mowed grass. This tree is approximately 65 feet tall. It has an opposite leaf arrangement.
smooth margins, entire
large, heart shaped
A rather larger leaf shaped sort of like a heart. A tree with a thin trunk.
I found this leaf on a small bent tree. It was near the woods off to the side. Its habitat is in a open area. The leaves were smooth and about an inch.
Bignoniaceae, non-native, hardy catalpa, indian bean or Catawba tree, light brown to gray bark with deep furrows, grow put o 60', trunks 3' in diameter, large, simple, heart-shaped leaves may be up to 1 foot long and 2/3 as wide, emerge early, whorled pattern with smooth edges held to the tree with a stout 6-inch leafstalk, smooth on the upper surface softly hairy on the lower surface, this species leaves give off an unpleasant odor when crushed, flower clusters appear in May and June, petals are white with purple dotted lines and patches of yellow along the lower surface, flowers are replaced by narrow, straight, or slightly curved seedpods that are 10-18 inches long and 1/2 inch in width. These distinctive seedpods hang downward, first green, then turning dark brown when mature, pods often stay attached all winter, disperse many papery seeds in the wind, it may live up to 100 years.