Part of beech  genus Fagus in beech / oak  family Fagaceae in bayberry / beech / birch / oak / walnut  order Fagales.

A cultivar called ◼︎ ◼︎ 🇪🇺 copper or purple European beech  Fagus sylvatica purpurea, often used in landscaping, has leaves that are not ▲▲ toothed, but ♒︎ undulate, and leaf colors=purple, bronze or burgundy for the whole growing season [half our staff] or for first half of the growing season [the other half of our staff — we will ground-truth later this summer!].

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe, and into 🇹🇷 Turkey.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  On No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 62)

Residents of eastern North America may wish to replace this tree with their native alternative American beech  Fagus grandifolia.

Learn more about 🇪🇺 European beech Fagus sylvatica

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