Family: Cannabaceae, hemp family
Genus, species: Celtis occidentalis
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 is gray or light brown with distinctive corky ridges and small wart-like bumps.
Flowers are small, green.
Fruits are reddish or purplish berries, each with one seed.
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."