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Northwest Missouri State University


American Hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana

Nova Scotia to Minnesota, south to Florida and Texas. Leaves: Alternate, simple, 2 1/2 to 5" long, 1 to 2" wide, ovate-oblong, acuminate, rounded or heart-shaped. Bark: Smooth, thin, dark bluish gray, close fitting. Small, ribbed, seed-like nutlet. 20 to 30' in height and as wide, potential to reach 40 to 50'; 65' Flowers: Monoecious, male, 1 to 1 1/2" long. Fruit: A nutlet, borne at base of 1 to 1 1/2" long.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.232 W94 53.126

Trail Number: C7

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