Also called blue beech, ironwood (although do not confuse with American hophornbeam Ostrya virginiana which is also called that), and musclewood (very descriptive of the tree's trunk, appearing ribbed with muscles).

Native to eastern 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA.  If you see one American hornbeam, you often see many others nearby.  The wood is very strong and durable, valued for making wagon wheels.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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