Fagus grandifolia (American beech)

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Notes

Key Characteristics

  • Bark smooth, ashy gray
  • Buds long, thin, sharp-pointed; lateral buds extended at nearly right angles to the stem
  • Fruit with bristle-covered husk, enclosing 2-3 triangular nuts

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