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Acer negundo var. californicum

Acer negundo L. var. californicum (Torr. & A. Gray) Sarg.

California Box Elder, California Boxelder

Aceraceae (Maple family)

Synonym(s): Acer negundo ssp. californicum, Negundo californicum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Notes: Up to about 65 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar


Native Habitat: Streamsides, bottomland.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 36 - Jepson eFlora (2019) The Jepson Herbarium, University of California, Berkeley
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-12-14
Research By: CBR

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