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Sunday - June 17, 2007

From: Lakewood , OH
Region: Southwest
Topic: Trees
Title: Texas smoketree
Answered by: Nan Hampton


Does a smoketree grow in Texas? How can I identify it?


Indeed, Cotinus obovatus (American smoketree or Texas smoketree) grows in Texas. You can read other descriptions, with photos, from Texas A & M and Virginia Tech. Here is the Texas county distribution map from the USDA.

Cotinus obovatus

Cotinus obovatus




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