Acer negundo

Acer = sharp-tasting, acid (acrid)
negundo = Sanskrit name for a tree with leaves like box elder


Synonym:
Family:Aceraceae
Common Name:Box Elder
Authority: Linneaus
Etymology:
C Value:1
Wetness:FACW-
# of Species in  
Genus in Illinois:
12
Duration:Perennial
Reproduction:Dioecious
Flower Type:Imperfect
Growth Habit:Forb
Leaf Arrangement:Opposite
Leaf Type:Pinnate Compound
Leaf Margin:Lobed
Leaf Toothing:Toothed
Flower Color:Inconspicuous
Habitat:upland forests
Status (State):Not Listed
Status (Federal):Not Listed
ID Tips:The only Maple with pinnately compound leaves and leaves can have 5 leaflets.
Gee Whiz:Maple wood was sharp and used to make spears. The genus is sometimes placed in the Sapindaceae.