Ostrya virginiana (American hop-hornbeam)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves with several veins, especially near the blade base, that branch near the margin
  • Fruit, a nut, enclosed by an oval, flattened, saclike bract; fruit cluster resembling hops
  • Bark grayish brown, separating into narrow, longitudinal strips, loose at ends, giving a shredded appearance

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