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|Species: Ostrya virginiana|
Eastern hop hornbeam is a small tree, reaching up to 50 feet tall.
The bark is brown-gray, has a shredded appearance, and vertical lines.
Leaves are alternate and simple. They’re 1-5" long, tear-shaped, double-toothed, and veins are parallel and forked. In fall, the leaves turn yellow.
Habitat & Range
Eastern hop hornbeams are found throughout the eastern half of the United States.
Fruit of this tree is a hanging cluster with nuts, with a smilar appearance to a hop used in the beer-making process.
Featured image by James Dake.