A tree with bark with very thick vertical ribs, looks covered with warts or puffy paint.  Much of year, has a dark-purple 🍒︎ cherry-like fruit, pea-shaped, sweet as dates.

Also called common hackberry, northern hackberry, beaverwood, nettletree and sugarberry.  Part of hackberry / nettle  genus Celtis and family Cannabaceae and order Rosales.

Native to the Great Plains, Midwest and eastern 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Celtis hosts caterpillars of 38 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Planting info (SW Michigan) (.pdf).

Learn more about American hackberry Celtis occidentalis

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