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American Hornbeam
Carpinus caroliniana
The American hornbeam is often called "blue beech" for the color of its smooth bluish bark, or "ironwood" for the qualities of its wood. It is usually a small tree with clusters of leafy bracts to which small nutlets are attached.

Natural distribution in South Carolina


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