Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Acer negundo
Location: Woods - scattered, mostly at edges
Acer negundo is a small, usually fast-growing and fairly short-lived tree that grows up to 10-25 m tall, with a trunk diameter of 30-50 cm, rarely up to 1 m diameter. It often has several trunks and can form impenetrable thickets. The Boxelder Bug lays its eggs on all maples, but prefers this species (we have a colony of boxelder bugs that appears each spring).
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Genus: Acer (maples)
Family: Sapindaceae (sapindaceae)
Order: Sapindales (trees, including citrus, maples)
Class: Magnoliopsida (Dicots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)