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Ostrya virginiana

Plant of the day: Ostrya virginianahop-hornbeam

Hop hornbeam gets its name from its fruits, which are enclosed in scales that loosely resemble the hops used in making beer (Humulus lupulus). This small, short-lived tree is common in the understorey of rich, moist woods. The buds and nuts are eaten by a wide variety of bi ...

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