Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Acer negundo L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

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Kitty Kohout

Michael Clayton

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Janice Stiefel
Family Aceraceae
Acer negundo L.
ash-leaved maple, box elder
Acer: the classical Latin name for the maple
negundo: from the native Sanskrit and Bengali nirgundi, the specific name of the plant Vitex negundo and given to Acer negundo because of a supposed similarity of leaf
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Status: Native - potentially invasive
Plant: perennial tree up to 75' tall and up to 4' in diameter with the main trunk producing many small irregular branches; bark rough
Flower: blooms April to May either before or when leaves open
Fruit:winged, paired fruit; fruit drawing
Leaf:opposite, pinnately-divided into 3-5 (up to 9) leaflets; lance-like to oval or oblong, 4"-10" long, edges mostly with coarse, irregular teeth or lobes; end leaflet usually 3-lobed
Habitat: moist; rich soil
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