Family Name: Fagaceae
Botanical Name(s): Fagus grandifolia
Popular Name(s): Beech
Parts Used: Leaves, nut, bark and root
Habitat: American Beech is native to eastern North America.
Description: American Beech is a deciduous tree which can grow
up to a height of 100 feet. The plant possesses silvery-gray coloured
bark and dark green leaves. The leaves are simple, sparsely-toothed and
are 6-12 cm in length. The flowers are yellowish in colour, bloom in
April to May and are followed by fruits that have triangular nuts
Uses: American Beech's bark and leaves have astringent and
antiseptic properties. Its sap is used to prepare ointments for burns,
sores and ulcers.