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(The Beech Family)


Family Description:

Members of this family are shrubs and trees with alternate, simple, and stipulate leaves. The staminate flowers are in catkins. The fruit is a nut enclosed in a husk forming a cup or bur. Many of these trees are important for timber and have high wildlife value.

Plants in Family:

Fagus grandifolia Quercus illicifolia Quercus rubra -