Acer negundo 10 PCS fresh seeds, Maple leaf, Ashleaf maple tree, Boxelder, Manitoba maple seeds
Ashleaf maple, or American maple (lat. Acer negundo)
The tree belongs to the Maple family, or Sapindaceae.
Deciduous tree up to 21 m (usually 12-15 m) tall and up to 90 cm (usually 30-60 cm) in diameter, with an uneven crown. The trunk is short, often at the base is divided into several long, spreading, mostly curved processes that diverge unevenly in different directions and create a spasmodic crown. When growing among other trees, the trunk usually branches higher and creates a tall, sparse crown.
The bark is thin, gray or light brown, with shallow intersecting grooves. The branches are green to purple in color, moderately strong, with narrow leaf scars, intersecting with each other, often covered with grayish-green fluff.
The buds are white and fluffy; the lateral buds are pressed. The leaves are opposite, complex, non-pinnate, have 3, 5, 7 (less often 9, 11 or 13) leaflets, each of which is 15-18 cm long; light green in the upper part, pale silvery-white below, usually smooth to the touch; on petioles up to 8 cm long; resemble an ash leaf in shape - hence the Russian species name. The leaves on the edges are roughly pilate or lobed. The shape of the leaf varies, but the individual leaves resemble a classic maple leaf. The autumn color of the leaves is predominantly yellow.
The plant is dioecious, that is, male and female flowers are located on different trees. Male flowers are collected in hanging bunches on thin petioles; their anthers are colored in reddish tones. Female inflorescences have a yellow-green color and are collected in an inflorescence-brush. Blooms in May - early June for 15 days.
The fruit is a lionfish consisting of two wings with one seed in each, located relative to each other at an angle of less than 60 degrees. Each wing is about 4 cm long. The fruit ripens in August - October, but remains hanging on the tree until spring. Seeds without endosperms, 2-3 times longer in length than in width, noticeably wrinkled.