Boxelder

Genus Acer
Maple Family (Aceraceae)








Boxelder
Acer negundo

Unlike most trees in the maple family, this one has compound leaves. Each leaf is divided into 3 to 7 leaflets. Each leaflet is about 3 inches long.

The seeds are winged, paired, and hang in clusters. They look very similar to the seeds of other maples.






Big Cottonwood Canyon
Wasatch Mountains
Salt Lake County, Utah


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Photographed
by Sandra Bray