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Northwest Missouri State University

American Hophornbeam

Ostrya virginiana

Native: Cape Breton, Ontario to Minnesota, south. Leaves: Alternate, oval-lanceolate, acuminate, rounded or heart shaped. Nutlet, enclosed in hop-like sac. 25 to 40' in height and 2/3's to in spread. Flowers: Monoecious, grouped in 3's 1" long. 1/3" nutlet, enclosed in an inflated, membranous, and resembles the fruit of hops.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.085 W94 53.077

Trail Number: C38

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