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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