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leaveitnatural
hot springs, AR
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:29 am   Post subject: tree with hanging seed clusters, ribbed leaves



hanging seed clusters ( photo / image / picture from leaveitnatural's Garden )






the bark of the tree with the hanging seed clusters. would like to know what kin ( photo / image / picture from leaveitnatural's Garden )




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FlowerFreak22


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Georgia
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:46 am   


That looks like a Hop Hornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) named for the way the flower/seed clusters look like the Hops plant.

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Netty


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Southern Ontario zone 5a
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:22 am   


Yes, I agree!

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carolyn

northern ohio
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:34 pm   


I agree, and my tree book describes the bark exactly as your picture shows. Not a commercially grown tree due to it's size but is a great wood for tool handles such as hammers.

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leaveitnatural
hot springs, AR
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Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:36 pm   


thank you so much! i used to have books so i could look up stuff for myself~but life's circumstances have left me without!

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