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Ironwood

Ostrya virginiana

Description:

Fruiting branches seen on an ironwood tree. Fruit is a small, oval nutlet enclosed in an inflated, papery sac 1/3 to 1 inches long. Male and female flowers are borne separately on the same tree in dangling clusters called catkins. Leaves are simple and alternate, soft to the touch, the blade oval-elliptic, 2 to 5 inches long, 1 to 2 inches wide, tapered to pointed tip, base is rounded and symmetrical, sharply doubled-toothed along the edges.

Habitat:

Spotted at Tamarac near the Discovery Center. Founded in part shade, sun. Grows in average to dry soil.

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Rochert, Minnesota, United States

Spotted on Jul 19, 2021
Submitted on Jul 19, 2021

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