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Ptelea trifoliata L. (wafer-ash), fruit and leaves

digital color photograph 
Digitization Status
Born digital
Photographic image
Date created
2005 – 2012
Ptelea trifoliata L. (wafer-ash), leaves are alternate trifoliate, leaflets are ovate to elliptic-oblong 2.5-5.0" long narrowed at ends sometimes acuminate middle largest with a short petiole and the lateral ones oblique at the base smaller entire or obscurely crenulate sessile lustrous dark green above and glabrous below, petiole is 2-4" long, fruits are indehiscent samaras that are compressed broadly winged suborbicular 2-sided 0.6-1.0" diameter brownish at maturity rather conspicuous effective Aug. to Sept. persisting into winter