Text Box: Found in moist soils and along stream banks. Also found in waste places and along roadsides. Usually found as a small tree.
Text Box: Acer negundo L.; Box Elder

Close up of the checkered patterned mature bark.

Bark of a young tree.

Fruit of Acer negundo. Each wing of the samara is between 2-3 cm long.

Box elder has opposite leaves that are compound. Each leaf is comprised of 3-5 leaflets. Leaf shape appears somewhat like an elder, or an ash.

Text Box: N C STATE UNIVERSITY
Text Box: 3cm