American hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), also known as ironwood, is a deciduous, understory trees that typically reaches about 30 feet tall. The separate male and female flowers are both held in catkins. As the seeds develop through summer into fall, the clustered, green pods look much like the “cones” of true hops (Humulus lupulus). The green summer foliage turns yellow in fall. The species is native to eastern North America; these seeds are from wild plants in Milford Township, Bucks County, PA. Full sun to partial shade; average soil. Zones 3 to 9.
2021-collected seeds sold out. I hope to collect again in October 2022. At least 12 seeds.
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