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Fagus sylvatica

This plant has poison characteristics. See below.
Common Name(s):
European beech
Cultivar(s):
Atropunicea cuprea, Atropunicea, Purpurea, Dawyck Purple, Pendula, Riversii, Roseomarginata, Tricolor, Tortuosa , Uniq
Categories:
Poisonous Plants, Trees
Comment:

Slow to leaf out in spring; excellent specimen tree; dislikes summer heat; smooth attractive, gray bark

Description:
Deciduous tree; leaves alternate, simple, toothed with 1 tooth for each secondary vein; flowers small and inconspicuous; fruit a 3-angled nut inside of a weakly spiny husk.
Height:
50-60 ft.
Flower:
Non-showy flowers; small, nut-like structure
Zones:
4-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Densely pyramidal to rounded; low branches; becomes more rounded with age
Poison Part:
Unripe , raw nuts (seeds).
Poison Delivery Mode:
Ingestion.
Symptoms:
Stomach upset.
Edibility:
EDIBLE PARTS: Nutmeats, in small quantities, edible raw or cooked. Young leaves can be cooked for greens in the spring. SAFE HAN
Toxic Principle:
Saponic glycoside.
Severity:
CAUSES ONLY LOW TOXICITY IF EATEN.
Found in:
Forest or natural area in rich woods; landscape as cultivated tree.
Width:
35-45 ft.
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate
Leaf:
2-4 in. alternate, simple leaves; russet to golden bronze fall color
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1996

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