Fagus sylvatica with a spreading crown. There are hundreds of varieties of European Beech. The Wheaton campus includes specimens of purple leaf, fern leaf and weeping varieties.

  • COMMON NAME: European Beech, Common Beech
  • LATIN NAME: Fagus sylvatica
  • FAMILY: Fagaceae
  • LOCATION: Between the Library and the Doll’s House
Fagus sylvatica with a spreading crown. There are hundreds of varieties of European Beech. The Wheaton campus includes specimens of purple leaf, fern leaf, and weeping varieties.The leaves and fruits of Fagus sylvatica.
Fagus sylvatica leaves are rounded in shape and may be slightly toothed along the edge.The sharp pointy end buds and burr-like fruit identify this as a beech.
The smooth gray bark of Fagus sylvatica.

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