Elm Family

Hackberry

Celtis occidentalis

 

The long, pointed, course-toothed leaves are rough and hairy above and hairless underneath. They grow from three to five inches long. The flowers are greenish in color. The fruits are round. They are eaten by many birds.

 

The bark is gray and warty. The wood is course and soft. The tree grows from twenty to seventy feet in height.


Resources compiled by Dr. Loretta Kuse