Hop tree

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Related to wafer ash: Ptelea trifoliata
(Bot.) a small American tree (Ptelia trifoliata), having broad, flattened fruit in large clusters, sometimes used as a substitute for hops.

See also: Hop

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Midwest oak-savannah ecosystems can benefit from adding understory plantings of bottlebrush buckeye, rough dogwood, pawpaw, and wafer ash. Wafer ash, incidentally, is the primary host for the giant swallowtail butterfly, while pawpaw is the sole host for zebra swallowtails.