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.

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.

Learn more about American hackberry Celtis occidentalis

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