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Carpinus caroliniana ssp. caroliniana

Carpinus caroliniana Walter ssp. caroliniana

American Hornbeam

Betulaceae (Birch family)

Synonym(s): Carpinus americana


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 25 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , DE , FL , GA , IL , KY , LA , MD , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Stream banks, flood plains, moist slopes, frequently in understory.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carpinus caroliniana ssp. caroliniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carpinus caroliniana ssp. caroliniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carpinus caroliniana ssp. caroliniana


Record Modified: 2020-09-25
Research By: CBR

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