Carpinus caroliniana Walter

American Hornbeam

Small tree to 5-6 m tall. Bark smooth. Branches erect, hairy when young. Buds about 3 mm long, ovoid, hairy. Leaves with 7-13 vein pairs, cordate at the base. Flowers in spring. Fruit cluster to about 10 cm long; bracts 2-3.5 cm long, central lobe often with irregular teeth.

North America, NE Mexico

Branches erect; buds hairy, ovoid.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Betulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Fagales
family       Betulaceae
genus        Carpinus L.