Craig's Mill Trail
Chesterfield, SC

Pee Dee RC&D:

Leaf: Opposite, pinnately compound, 3 to 5 leaflets (sometimes 7), 2 to 4 inches long, margin coarsely serrate or somewhat lobed, shape variable, green above and paler below.

Flower: Dioecious; yellow-green, in drooping racemes; appearing in April and May.

Fruit: Paired V-shaped samara, 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, appear September to October in drooping clusters, persist throughout winter.

Twig: Green to purplish green, moderately stout, leaf scars narrow, meeting in raised points, often covered with a glaucous bloom, buds white and hairy, lateral buds appressed.

Bark: Thin, gray to light brown, with shallow interlacing ridges. Young bark is generally warty.

Form: Medium-sized tree, usually has poor form, multiple trunks, sprouts often occur on bole.

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This page was last updated on August 31, 2001.


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