Plant - summer
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Plant - fall
Mint Wash - Tr 345
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 347
Sue Smith
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Fall leaves
Mint Wash - Tr 345
Sue Smith
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Fruit
Granite Mtn - Tr 345
Sue Smith
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Fruit
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
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Mint Wash - Tr 345
Sue Smith
Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Large deciduous tree with rounded crown. Moderate to rapid growth rate. Composed of many thin, spreading branches; bark gray to grayish-red, furrowed and zig-zagged.
Identification notes: Tree with rounded branches, smooth to velvety-hairy. Leaves pinnately compound, 3 or 9 rounded finely-toothed leaflets per leaf. Flowers small without petals, male and female flowers on separate trees. Fruit paddle-shaped, winged halfway down the body.
Height: 35 feet     Width: 20 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Found in moist soils in canyons, along streams and riparian areas.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 3000 - 7000 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellowish-white or green   Shape: Inconspicuous in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Mar - May
Description: Small, inconspicuous and in elongated clusters that appear before the leaves. Male and female flowers on different trees. Male flower is yellowish-white while female flower is green and without petals.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Opposite   Hairs: Bottom of leaves
Description: Pinnately compound with 3 to 9 elliptical to lance-shaped leaflets each to 1-1/2 inches long. Entire leaf is 6 inches long. Leaflet margins vary from smooth to minutely toothed. Young leaves are velvety. Yellow fall color.


Fruit

Color: Creamy-white   Type: Winged   Description: Elliptical, winged, flat, paddle-shaped, 1 to 1-1/2 inches long, often notched at the tip. Seed is plump. Large hanging clusters mature in late summer.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Gray to brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Smooth and gray when young, develops fissures and scaly ridges in an irregular diamond pattern, gray-brown.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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