Tree-of-Heaven
Ailanthus altissima

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WARNING(S):
Large doses may be harmful. See Notes.

Family
Simaroubaceae

Also Called
Stinktree

Description
Invasive, deciduous tree 6-30 meters (20-100ft) tall with compound leaves. Each leaflet has two teeth on underside tipped with glands. Flowers are small and yellow, present in June and July. Fruits are winged keys, present through winter.

Location
Found in waste areas and in cities. Grows well under harsh conditions. Native to China.

Uses and Parts Used

Bark
Bark tea used for diarrhea, dysentery, leukorrhea, and tapeworm.

Notes
Contains several anti-malarial compounds. Large doses are potentially poisonous.

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