Native Trees of Indiana
River Walk


Bluebeech or

American Hornbeam

Carpinus caroliniana


Blue Beech

Natural range is green.


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Primarily a small understory tree to 20 feet in height found in moist alluvial soils. Occurs throughout Indiana. Bark is smooth gray like American Beech, over a trunk with deep smooth ridges. Sometimes called Musclewood since trunk and large branches resemble musculature.



Inventory No. 2086