Botanical name: Celtis tetrandra Family: Ulmaceae (Elm family)
Synonyms: Celtis serotina, Celtis trinervia
Eastern Nettle Tree is a large tree with smooth grey bark. Alternately arranged leaves are elliptic, slightly ovate or ovate-oblong. Leaf margins are nearly entire or lightly toothed from above the middle. Flowers are tiny, insignificant, pale green. Male and female flowers are separate, on the same tree. Petals are smooth, margin hairy. Ovary is smooth on a hairy disc. Fruit is smooth, slightly rugose, prominently 4-ridged. Flowering: March-April.
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