Box elder

Box elder

Acer negundo

  • Leaflets 5 or fewer
  • Top leaflet often "maple" shaped
  • Fruit double-winged seed
Box elder
Box elder

Raywood ash

Raywood ash

Fraxinus angustifolia 'Raywood'

  • Leaflets usually 7 (5-9), toothed not lobed
  • Leaflets attached directly to midrib or stalks < 1/4" long
  • Leaflets long and narrow, < 3/4" wide, tapering to a point

Evergreen ash

Evergreen ash

Fraxinus uhdei

  • Leaflets usually 7 (5-9), toothed, usually leathery
  • Leaflet stalks > 1/4" long
  • Fruit long winged seed
  • Foliage evergreen
Evergreen ash
Evergreen ash

Arizona ash

Arizona ash

Fraxinus velutina

  • Leaflets usually 5 (3-7)
  • Leaflets stalks > 1/4" long
  • Fruit winged seed
Arizona ash
Arizona ash

Catalina ironwood

Catalina ironwood

Lyonothamnus floribundus subsp. asplenifolius

  • Leaflet margin has many small lobes
  • Leaflets attached directly to midrib or stalks < 1/4" long
  • Bark striking: shreddy, exfoliating
Catalina ironwood
Catalina ironwood