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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
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This project was supported in part by NSF Grant IIS-03-25867 (ITR: An Electronic Field Guide: Plant Exploration and Discovery in the 21st Century) and by the Washington Biologists' Field Club.
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