Flowers are small, greenish-white in clusters with 4-5 narrow petals in early spring. Fruit is distinctive, a wafer like samara with broad wings, just under an inch long and 3/4 ” wide. Fruit ripens by October.
|Habitat||Aromatic shrub or small tree with a rounded crown. Provides food and shelter for birds and mammals and nectar for butterflies. Larval host for the Eastern Tiger and Giant Swallowtails. Deer resistant. Harmful to livestock.|
|Leaf Description||Leaves are dark green in summer turning yellow in fall. Leaves are alternate and compound with three leaflets which are ovate or oblong, 3-5 " long by 2-3" wide. Pointy at the base, they are feather veined with a prominent mid-rib.|
|Soil Type||All Types|
|Light Source||All Types|