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Acer negundo var. negundo

Acer negundo L. var. negundo

ash-leaved maple, eastern box elder

Synonym(s): Acer negundo var. variegatum, Negundo aceroides, Negundo negundo
Acer negundo var. negundo (Ash-leaved Maple)
image by Cressler, Alan M.

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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ACNEN
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer negundo var. negundo
SELECTED SYNONYM:
GENUS: Acer
FAMILY CODE: ACERAC

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NCBG DURATION
ANNUAL: 0
BIENNIAL: 0
PERENNIAL: 1

NCBG HABIT
HERB: 0
SUBSHRUB: 0
SHRUB: 0
TREE: 1
CACTUS/SUCCULENT: 0
GRASS/GRASSLIKE: 0
FERN: 0
VINE: 0

NCBG LEAF ARRANGEMENT
ALTERNATE: 0
OPPOSITE: 0
WHORLED: 0
BASAL: 0
FASCICLED: 0

NCBG LEAF COMPLEXITY
SIMPLE: 0
PINNATE: 0
BI-PINNATE: 0
TRI-PINNATE: 0
PALMATE: 0
TRIFOLIOLATE: 0

NCBG LEAF RETENTION
DECIDUOUS: 0
EVERGREEN: 0
SEMI-EVERGREEN: 0

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NCBG FLORAL SYMMETRY
RADIAL (ACTINOMORPHIC): 0
BILATERAL (ZYGOMORPHIC): 0
MIXED (BOTH ACTINOMORPHIC and ZYGOMORPHIC): 0

NCBG PHENOLOGY
bloom_time: Mar-Apr
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fruit_time: May-Oct.

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Bee Friendly: 0
Butterfly Friendly: 0
Bird Friendly: 0
Hummingbird Friendly: 0

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Soil Dry: 0
Soil Average: 0
Soil Moist/Wet: 0
Soil Well-drained: 0

LIGHT EXPOSURE
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Part Shade: 0
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NCBG RECORD
ID IMAGE: 24443
ID IMAGE2: 0
ID IMAGE3: 0
Publish to Web: 1
Last Modified: 2016-12-30

USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ACNEN
USDA Common Name: Boxelder
Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV), CAN (AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, NT, ON, PE, QC, SK)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Tree

STATE RANKS
STATE RANK: S5 (S5)
GLOBAL RANK: G5T5?
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TRACKED STATUS: N: Do not track

WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Acer negundo var. negundo
COMMON NAME: Eastern Box Elder, Ash-leaved Maple
SYNONYMY: [= C, Va; < A. negundo - GW, Pa, RAB, W, WH3; > A. negundo var. negundo - F, G, Il, K, Z; > A. negundo Linnaeus var. violaceum (Kirchner) Jaeger - F, G, Il, K, Z; < Negundo negundo (Linnaeus) Karsten - S]
PHENOLOGY: Mar-Apr; May-Oct.
HABITAT: Riverbanks, swamps, bottomlands, also upslope on calcareous substrates.
COMMENTS: The species ranges nearly across North America, including well into the arid west along rivers. Var. negundo occurs from NB west to MB, south to c. peninsular FL and TX; also allegedly in nw. United States. A. negundo often grows on the banks of rivers, leaning out over the water at a 45 degree angle. The leaves can resemble poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans), which has alternate leaves. The coarse toothing (approaching lobing) distinguishes it readily from any of our ashes (Fraxinus).
RANGE MAP: Acer negundo var. negundo.png

ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Aceraceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Maple Family)
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ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Acer Linnaeus 1753 (Maple)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 111-126 species, trees and shrubs, primarily north temperate.
REFERENCE: Murray (1970)=Z; van Gelderen, de Jong, and Oterdoom (1994); Acevedo-Rodríguez, van Welzen, Adema, and van der Ham in Kubitzki (2011).
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Acer negundo var. negundo in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Acer negundo var. negundo in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Acer negundo var. negundo in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Acer negundo var. negundo in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Acer negundo var. negundo in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acer negundo var. negundo

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