Hophornbeam Copperleaf


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Vegetative plants.  Key characteristics: leaves are heart-shaped at the base and the margins are finely toothed.  Petioles are long. 

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Flowering plant.  Flowers occur as terminal spikes.  Mature plants may emit a foul odor.


Seed.  Seed have a rough-textured surface and are egg-shaped with one rounded terminal and one pointed terminal.  Color ranges from tan to red and the diameter is approximately 1.0 to 2.0 mm.

Life cycle: summer annual.