ptelea trifoliata


Also found in: Dictionary.
Related to ptelea trifoliata: wafer ash
Enlarge picture
hop tree

hop tree

Small shrubby tree no more than 25 ft (8m) tall. Leaves look like poison ivy (do not confuse!) This is a small tree, whereas poison ivy is an ivy. Small greenish-white flowers with 4-5 thin petals. Fruit looks like round flat disks with bulge in the middle like a UFO, containing 2 seeds. (Not the same as the hops fruit used for making beer. That’s a different plant). The whole tree is anti-fungal, antibacterial, anticandida and has been used for calming irritated mucus membranes, asthma, expelling worms, fighting candida yeast and fungus. Roots used for fever, malaria, heartburn, roundworms, pinworms, poor digestion, asthma. Leaf tea used for asthma, digestion, stomach.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
arenicola Holly Georgia Ilex longpipes Holly Sarvis Ilex amelanchier Holly Tawnberry Ilex krugiana Hoptree California Ptelea crenulata Hoptree Common Ptelea trifoliata India-almond Terminalia catappa Joewood Jacquinia keyensis Juniper Common Juniperus communis Lebbek Albizia lebbeck Leucaena Littleleaf Leucaena retusa Licaria Florida Licaria triandra Lidflower Pale Calyptranthes pallens Locust Kelsey Robinia kelseyi Maidenbrush Savia bahamensis Maidenbrush Marlberry Ardisia escallonioides Mango Mangifera indica Mangrove Red Rhizophora mangle Milkbark Drypetes diversifolia Mountain-ash Showy Sorbus decora Mountain-ash Sitka Sorbus sitchensis Mountain-holly Nemopanthus collinus Nectandra Florida Nectandra coriacea Oak California black Quercus kelloggii Oak Delta Post Quercus stellata var.
A smaller, bushier tree for your small garden might be Ptelea trifoliata Aurea, which reaches up to 10ft and has large, clover-like leaves and greenish-white flowers in summer.