Box Elder (Acer negundo)
[ Trees > Hardwoods > Maples . . . ] Forest Types: Riverine
by Michael Kuo
Habitat: In moist areas, usually in riverine ecosystems.
Stature: 40-70 feet high; to 3 feet in diameter; branches often spreading widely.
Leaves: Compound, with 3-5 leaflets; leaflets 3-4 inches long, broadly toothed in the upper half, often slightly cleft about halfway down; smooth and light green above; paler and smooth to slightly hairy below.
Bark: Gray to brown; deeply furrowed, with rounded ridges.
Fruit: A drooping, reddish brown "helicopter" 1-2 inches long.
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Kuo, M. (2007, May). Box Elder (Acer negundo). Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/trees/acer_negundo.html