95. Southern Catalpa

When it was introduced to England by Mark Catesby in 1726, Southern Catalpa excited Europeans by its tropical appearance. A tree of great texture due to its large heart-shaped leaves and huge flower trusses, trees still grace the Houses of Parliament in London. Southern Catalpa is widely planted around Southern homes as a food source for catalpa worms, an excellent fish bait, which annually defoliate the trees without killing them.