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Hackberry


Classification:

Family: Cannabaceae, hemp family
Genus, species: Celtis occidentalis

Leaves:
Leaves are lance-shaped. Base of leaf is asymmetrical, heart-shaped. Tip of leaf has a narrow curve. Leaves have rough texture with doubly-serrated edges.

Bark:
Bark is gray or light brown with distinctive corky ridges and small wart-like bumps.

Flowers:
Flowers are small, green.

Fruit:
Fruits are reddish or purplish berries, each with one seed.

More Information:

The genus name, Celtis, is from an ancient Greek name for a tree with sweet fruit.  The species name, occidentalis, is from the Latin for "western" or "occidental."

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