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Box-elder - Acer negundo

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Small dioecious trees to 15 m. Twigs glabrate to pilose. Leaves 3-
or -(rarely)5-foliolate; leaflets pubescent on veins beneath, lanceolate to ovate, coarsely few-toothed, 3–8 cm long; lateral pair asymmetric. Inflorescence: female flowers in pendent racemes from axillary buds; male flowers fascicled. Flowers unisexual, green; sepals ca. 1 mm long; petals absent. Samara 2–3 cm long, the seed ca. 1 cm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout temperate North America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 48

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Habitat
Riparian forest, woodlands, roadsides, fields; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

References
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    • Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
    • Little, E.L., Jr. 1979. Checklist of United States trees (native and naturalized). Agriculture Handbook No. 541. U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C. 375 pp.
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