American sweetgum is monoecious. It produces separate male and female flowers on the same plant. The male (staminate) flowers are in upright racemes; the female (pistillate) flowers form a globose head on a drooping stalk (peduncle). They form as the leaves emerge and are not showy.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Liquidambar styraciflua, sweet gum, deciduous, tree