|Loose-Flowered Hornbeam |
Carpinus laxiflora var. macrostachya
This rare plant's loose, open flowering habit is refelected in both its common and specific names.
|Hornbeams are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Autumnal Moth, Common Emerald, Feathered Thorn, Svensson's Copper Underwing and Winter Moth (recorded on European Hornbeam) as well as the Coleophora case-bearers C. currucipennella and C. ostryae.|
|This specimen is approximately 20 years old. It is located on the east side of the Morton Arboretum at Lisle, Illinois, USA.|
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The birches have long been popular ornamental trees in North America, chiefly in the northern United States and Canada. Our specimens include river birch, Dahurian birch, paper birch, Arctic birch, Manchurian birch, Manchurian alder, downy birch, Japanese white birch, and 10 other species.
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