Weird seed pod?

Asked August 12, 2016, 1:15 PM EDT

I found this tree in Frankfort Kentucky, and it has these seed pods all over it. I've tried to look it up, but I've found no match. What is it?

Kentucky

1 Response

It is Hop Hornbeam, Ostrya virginiana, a very desirable small to medium sized tree. https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/pg_osvi.pdf