Photos of Carpinus-caroliniana-~-American-hornbeam-~-musclewood

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Carpinus caroliniana ~ American hornbeam ~ musclewood

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  • FAC

  • Michigan C Value: 6

  • sometimes called "ironwood"

  • bark smooth with ridges (muscle–like)

  • leaf elm–like with single toothed edges

  • strong veins extend to tooth on leaf margins

  • nutlets are in pairs

  • native

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