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June 23, 2011 - 2:07pm

Photos: Tree on West Main Street, Batavia

posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, photos, trees.

Driving down West Main late this morning, I was struck by this stunning tree with its white flowers against the deep-blue sky.

Once again, I have no idea of the name of this type of tree.

I took several photos.

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I think it is a Catalpa Tree.
Gabor Deutsch
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Awesome.
Jaime Caci
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I actually live near one of these trees and I always thought it was the ugliest tree ever...even more when the string bean pod like things come out on it.
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Here's a wikipedia entry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catalpa Most interesting factoid, the Catalpa is the sole source of food for the catalpa sphinx moth, and the caterpillar is a prized bait for anglers.
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You've outdone yourself this time Howard. These are stunning.
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My Brother in law and sister have two of these in their front yard in Byron ,and I am sure they would be happy to give them to you. They are pretty and aromatic when they bloom in late spring, but what a mess after that. Those pods drop off as well as the large leaves, and are a full time job in the fall.

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