Popcorn Tree | Bulls Island Natural Area (S.C.)

Sapium sebiferum
• Also known as Tallow Tree
• Nonnative, of Chinese origin
• Takes over marsh
• Leaves pointed at both ends
• Sap is milky and poisonous if rubbed in eyes or taken internally
• Called Popcorn Tree from the white seeds and Milk Tree from the milky sap
• Similar to the Quaking Aspen
• Foliage is red in autumn

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