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(Eastern) Hophornbeam Fact Sheet

Family:  Betulaceae - Birch family
Latin name:  Ostrya virginiana
Common name:  (Eastern) Hophornbeam
Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood winter identification whole tree Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood fall identification whole tree Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood winter identification multiple trunks Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood winter identification cat scratch bark Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood winter identification cat scratch bark Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood winter identification cat scratch bark Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood winter identification catkins on tree, most in groups of 3 Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood winter identification catkins on tree, most in groups of 3 closeup Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, ballooning male flowers (catkins) in spring Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, new leaves in spring Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, leaves, buds, twigs in fall Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, buds, twigs in fall Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, fruit in summer Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, fruit in fall Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, leaves in fall Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, leaves in fall Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, leaves in summer Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, leaf and bud in late summer shows hair on twigs and petiole Winter identification of Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood, buds and remaining petioles in February. Late fall identification of Ostrya virginiana - Hophornbeam, Ironwood. Most of the hop-like fruit is gone in this late October photo of twigs, buds, fruit and attachment points on petiole.
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