Castanea dentata (American chestnut)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves long, narrow, with pronounced teeth at the end of each major vein
  • Bark smooth, dark brown, separating into broad, flat-topped ridges
  • Fruit a large, spiny bur enclosing 1-3 brown, flattened nuts

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