Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acer negundo var. negundo   FAMILY Sapindaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer negundo var. negundo   FAMILY Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 115-01-001:
Acer negundo   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Box Elder, Ash-leaved Maple


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Look for it on riverbanks, in swamps, bottomlands, also upslope on calcareous substrates, per Weakley's Flora

Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

 

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Pinnately compound
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Yellowish-green->Brown
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Acer negundo var. negundo   FAMILY Sapindaceae

Box Elder, Ash-leaved Maple