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 American hackberry, common hackberry, northern hackberry, beaverwood, nettletree and sugarberry.

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

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Genus used as host by caterpillars of 38 species
of 🦋 butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about hackberry Celtis occidentalis

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