Hophornbeam is monoecious. It produces separate male and female flowers on the same plant. The male catkins (pictured here) form at the end of the twigs and are usually in clusters of three. This is sometimes referred to as looking like a goosefoot or bird toes! They are formed in fall and are present throughout the winter.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Betulaceae, Ostrya virginiana, hophornbeam, American hophornbeam, ironwood, tree, deciduous