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Acer negundo var. violaceum

Acer negundo L. var. violaceum (G. Kirchn.) H. Jaeger

Box Elder, Boxelder

Aceraceae (Maple family)

Synonym(s): Negundo aceroides ssp. violaceum


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: Mar , Apr , May


USA: CO , CT , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , ND , NE , NJ , NY , OH , RI , SD , WA , WI , WY
Native Habitat: Moist woods, flood plains, riverbanks, disturbed areas.

Web Reference

Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


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

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