Celtis laevigata (sugarberry) leaves

This week’s featured native tree is the Sugarberry, Celtis laevigata. The Sugarberry was used as food by several First People’s tribes. The bark was used as a red-brown dye, and decoctions were used as herbal medicine. The tree produces plentiful load of berries to provide excellent forage for birds and wildlife. It is also a host plant to several species of butterflies and moths, including Randa's Eyed Silkmoth, Automeris randa, Hackberry Emperor, Asterocampa celtis, and the Wild Cherry Sphinx Moth, Sphinx drupiferarum. www.beechhollowfarms.com

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