Scientific Name: Ptelea trifoliata L.
Common Name: Wafer Ash or Hop-Tree
Unarmed shrubs or rarely small trees. Leaves ternately compound. Leaflets 5-15 cm
long, glabrous to densely pubescent beneath, crenate to entire, sessile. Flowers in terminal,
compound corymbs. Sepals, petals and stamens each 3-5 (usually 4); stigmas 2. Samara 2-seeded, circular, 1.5-2.5 cm broad. April-June; June-August. Alluvial or rocky woods, infreq.;
scattered localities, throughout. [SE]
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