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Fagales

This order includes of some of the most common known trees and shrubs, including oak, alder, beech, birch, and chestnut trees.. 
   Betulaceae - Birch Family

Hophornbeam The leaves of these plants alternate and have jagged edges. Male and female flowers are on the same plant in catkins. Catkins are long dangling flowers. The male catkin is larger than the female. The fruit of these plants are nuts. Plants in this family are found in temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere and include alder, birch, hazelnut, and hophornbeam trees.

   Fagaceae - Beech Family
black oak. The leaves of these plants alternate and the fruit is nuts. Male and female flowers are on the same plant in catkins. Plants include beech, chestnut, oak, and chinquapin trees.

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