Also called:

Part of alder / birch / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae and bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

Native to eastern 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Carpinus hosts caterpillars of 70 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

The wood is very 💪︎ strong and durable, valued for making wagon wheels.

If you see one American hornbeam, you often see many others nearby — usually several dozen.

Learn more about American hornbeam Carpinus caroliniana

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