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What is a Kentucky coffee tree?

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The Kentucky coffee tree is large tree that grows from 60 to 100 feet in height. It has a short trunk that is divided into several large branches ending in twigs. The Kentucky coffee tree has twice-compound leaves arranged in three to seven pairs of leaflets.

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What is a Kentucky coffee tree?
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The Kentucky coffee tree is found in the American Midwest. It grows near moisture in woods and flood plains and along creek banks and produces green-white flowers that bloom in May. Both male and female flowers bloom on the same tree. The fruit is a flat pod with pulp between its seeds; these seeds turn olive-brown when the pulp dries. The Kentucky coffee tree's leaves, seeds and pulp are poisonous.

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