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Old plant family. Smooth bark from its tropical days...smooth bark made it hard for epiphytes and vines to get a grip. It also still keeps its leaves in winter
Common in Grant Park.
Fagus grandifolia, commonly known as American Beech or North American beech, is a species of beech tree. This is Latin for: Fagus, Beech; grandi, great; folia, leaves. It is native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to southern Ontario in southeastern Canada, west to Wisconsin and south to eastern Texas and northern Florida in the United States. Trees in the southern half of the range are sometimes distinguished as a variety, F. grandifolia var....