Box Elder: Acer negundo

This tree has three leaves, and we have called it "poison-ivy tree". However, it is not related to poison ivy.
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Botanical Characteristics:

More information and pictures:

Box elder seeds.
Box elder seeds, May 24th, 2003 on the Cienega Loop Trail, Sandia Mountains, New Mexico.
Box elder leaves, May 24th, 2003 on the Cienega Loop Trail, Sandia Mountains, New Mexico.
Box elder leaf.
Box elder leaf back.
Box elder leaf back. Note diagnostic cobwebby hairs on back of leaf. May 24th, 2003 on the Cienega Loop Trail, Sandia Mountains, New Mexico.

Where we have seen this plant:

Taxonomy:

KingdomPlantae---Plants
  SubkingdomTracheobionta---Vascular plants
    SuperdivisionSpermatophyta---Seed plants
      DivisionMagnoliophyta---Flowering plants
        ClassMagnoliopsida---Dicotyledons
          SubclassRosidae
            OrderSapindales
              FamilyAceraceae---Maple family
                GenusAcer L.---maple
                  SpeciesAcer negundo L.---boxelder

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