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Willow Lake near dog park
Sue Smith
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Leaves - summer
Willow Lake near dog park
Sue Smith
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Leaves - summer
Willow Lake near dog park
Sue Smith
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Flowers
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Seed pods
Willow Lake near dog park
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Bark
Willow Lake near dog park
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Introduced
General Description: Deciduous. Hardy, potentially large tree; rounded, spreading, open crown of stout branches and coarse foliage; grows up to 8 feet per year. Thrives under adverse conditions. Trunk diameter to 2 feet. Capable of spreading from seeds or suckers. Often in clusters.
Identification notes: Deciduous introduced tree; leaves are alternate pinnately compound, unpleasantly odorous when rubbed, on thick smooth stalks; leaflets 11 to 41, margins toothed, dark green on top and paler underneath, opposite; fruits winged and reddish to tan.
Height: 50 to 80 feet     Width: 80 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Occurs on floodplains and other disturbed sites, riparian areas, open woodlands and forests, and rock outcrops.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 2000 - 6000 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellowish-green to white   Shape: Regular in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: May - Jul
Description: Flowers 1/4 inch long with 5 petals in large dense terminal clusters 6 to 12 inches long. Male flowers have an objectionable odor. Flowers can be male only with 10 stamens, male and female flowers with 2 to 3 stamens or female flowers only.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Narrow   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Alternate   Hairs: N
Description: Dark green above but pale beneath. Pinnately compound, 1 to 2 feet long with 11 to 41 leaflets. Paired leaflets are 3 to 5 inches long, 1 to 2 inches wide, broadly lanced-shaped, pointed and toothed at base. Each tooth is paired with a gland.


Fruit

Color: Light brown   Type: Winged   Description: Appear on plant in flat, twisted, paper-like wings, dispersed by wind. Seeds can stay on branch for a long time. Reddish when young.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Light brown to dark gray   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Thin. Smooth when young but becomes rough, fissured and dark gray with age. Weak branches are easily broken by storms. Twigs are light brown and very stout with fine hairs when young. Buds are small, hairy and brown.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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