The leaves of the American Beech are 2″ to 5″ long with an ovate shape and toothed margins. They are typically a dark green color that turn to a bronze color in the fall.
Twig and Bud Identification
The American Beech has distinctive buds that are long and pointy.
The bark of the American Beech stays smooth throughout its life and is a silvery gray color.
The American Beech produces edidle beechnuts tht ripen in the fall. The nuts are three sided.
The flowers of the American Beech are inconspicuous in shape but have a yellow-green color.