30-70' (9-21 m)
Pale yellow or greenish-yellow
3/4-1" (2-2.5 cm) long
1-2" (2.5-5 cm) in diameter; a pale brown spiny capsule, splitting on two or three lines, contains 1-3 large dark brown poisonous seeds.
Rich moist soils of valleys and mountain slopes, also on drier sites. Sometimes a thicket-forming shrub on stream banks; in mixed hardwood forests.
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