Also called eastern hophornbeam, ironwood (although do not confuse with American hornbeam  Carpinus caroliniana which is also called that), leverwood, and hardhack (in 🇺🇸 USA New England).

Native to eastern North America.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  The wood is extremely hard and tough, valued for making ♐︎ longbows, tool handles and fenceposts.

Ostrya hosts caterpillars of 86 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about American hophornbeam Ostrya virginiana

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