Hackberry Bastard Elm Nettle Tree Sugarberry Northern Hackberry Western Hackberry Georgia Hackberry
MB, ON, QC
Celtis canina Celtis occidentalis var. canina Celtis occidentalis var. cordata Celtis occidentalis var. crassifolia Celtis occidentalis var. occidentalis Celtis occidentalis var. pumila Celtis pumila Celtis pumila var. deamii
Aboriginal peoples made cakes by pulverizing the entire fruit, including the seed, making a nutritious food that could be stored. Also, hackberry extracts were used medicinally, for sore throats, colds and regulation of menstrual periods.
Dakota people used the dried fruit as a spice. (Athenic)
It provides food for songbirds, groundbirds and small mammals.
Older bark is covered with conspicuous, corky projections.
Withstands city pollution. (Lady Bird Johnson, 2005)
Species tends to get the disease witch's broom.
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