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Illustration of American elm leaves.

American Elm

Ulmus americana
Until Dutch elm disease came to America, the large, graceful American elm was widely planted along city streets and was beloved as the all-American shade tree. Now large specimens are rare, since the deadly fungus usually kills trees before they reach fine old ages.

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Illustration of American holly leaves, flowers, fruit.

American Holly

American holly, Ilex opaca.

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Illustration of American holly leaves, flowers, fruit.

American Holly

Ilex opaca
American holly is Missouri's most durable broad-leafed evergreen tree. It is best known for its bright red berries and spiny green leaves at Christmas.

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Illustration of American hornbeam leaves and fruits.

American Hornbeam (Musclewood)

American hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana.

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Illustration of American hornbeam leaves and fruits.

American Hornbeam (Musclewood)

Carpinus caroliniana
American hornbeam is also called musclewood because of the sinewy appearance of its smooth gray bark. The name hornbeam refers to the genuine strength of its wood — it is one of the hardest and strongest woods in North America.

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Amur Corktree

Phellodendron amurense
This non-native tree is becoming naturalized in our state. Originally introduced for landscape planting, it has proven itself invasive in the northeastern United States and has shown invasive tendencies in St. Louis.

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Anthracnose Symptoms Leaves

Anthracnose, a foliar disease of walnuts, turns healthy leaves yellow and brown.

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Austrian Pine

Pinus nigra
Primarily a landscaping tree, Austrian pine sometimes reproduces here on its own, and for this reason it's officially included in the flora of our state. Usually, you find it in urban and suburban ornamental plantings or, if you're out hiking, persisting at old home sites.

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Our photographers have been busy exploring the intricacies of the Missouri outdoors. See if you can guess this month’s natural wonder.

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