Common Hoptree

Ptelea trifoliata

Native to North America, this small deciduous tree, also called Stinking-Ash or Water-Ash, most frequently occurs on rocky slopes. The trees are covered with ridged reddish to gray-brown bark. Native Americans used the bitter-tasting bark in various traditional remedies.
Habitat:
Moist soils.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous shrub or small tree, growing to 8 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Late spring, early summer.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR AZ CO CT DC DE FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA MA MD ME MI MN MO MS NC NE NH NJ NM NY OH OK PA RI SC TN TX UT VA VT WI WV
Presence in Canada:
ON QC