Alaqua as a girl's name is of Native American origin, meaning "sweetgum tree." For those not a part of an Indigenous community, you might not know much about this native southern tree. In order to thrive, it needs a warm, damp, swamp-like climate. Used to make furniture, adhesive, chewing gum, and ingredients for salves and medicines, sweetgum trees are multifaceted! With its wide range of uses, there is a lot to appreciate about this tree.
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