Photographer: Kitty Kohout
Celtis occidentalis L.
Celtis: Greek name for some other tree
occidentalis: Latin for "western"
|Plant: ||perennial tree with a rounded crown; gray, deeply furrow bark becoming warty with age; no thorns, wood light yellow|
|Flower: ||inflorescence of hanging, dense clusters; blooms March-May|
|Fruit:||dark orange berry turning dark purple to black when ripe, pit cream colored|
|Leaf:||lance-like oval to widely oval or triangular, leathery, base widely pointed, edges with 10-40 teeth occurring well past the middle, surface rough|
|Habitat: ||moist; streambanks, floodplains, woodlands, in rich soil|