Also called:

Part of hornbeam  genus Carpinus and birch / alder / hazel / hornbeam  family Betulaceae.

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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