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Trees - Hackberry

Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis
Hackberry - Celtis occidentalis
NPS Photo by Marie Curtin
 
The Hackberry has leaves very similar to the American Elm. It is at its northern-most range in the Black Hills in the park. By mid-to-late summer the Hackberry produces green to orange fruits which are eaten by birds.

Did You Know?

Stemless Hymenoxys

The scientific name for the Stemless Hymenoxys is Hymemoxys acaulis. Acaulis means "stemless" and referes to the leafless stalks which bear the flower heads. More...