Hackberry

Latin Name: 

Celtis

Physical Description: 

Hackberries have medium sized, bright green, pointed, matte leaves with deep veining on the back. The bark is ridged and greyish brown.

Usage: 

Hackberries are small fruit with a crunchy hard seed; they are a bit dry, but quite sweet. They are eaten dried or preserved.

Factoids: 

Hackberries have existed in their current form since the Miocene Era. The fossil record shows that hackberries existed since the time that all the continents were clustered together!

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