Kentucky coffeetree

Gymnocladus dioicus

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The Kentucky coffeetree, Gymnocladus dioicus, is a tree in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae of the pea family Fabaceae, native to the Midwest and Upper South of North America. The seed may be roasted and used as a substitute for coffee beans; however, unroasted pods and seeds are toxic. The wood from the tree is used by cabinetmakers and carpenters.

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  1. (c) cassi saari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/6495040
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnocladus_dioicus

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