Leaf Identification

The leaves are broad, simple, opposite, and have 3-5 lobes. They have rounded teeth and deep sinuses. The margins are entire. The color is dark green and semi-glossy on top and pubescent underneath. They turn yellow in the fall.

Twig and Bud Identification

The twigs are slender, shiny reddish-brown with light lenticels. The twigs have stout, pointed terminal buds that are pubescent and dark red.

Bark Identification

Deeply furrowed and corky. Often very densely branched.

Fruit Identification

Double samaras with wings at 180º with pubescent seed cavities.

Flower Identification

Greenish yellow, small clusters that hang from a slender stalk. The flowers bloom in May.