Craig's Mill Trail
Chesterfield, SC

Pee Dee RC&D:

Leaf: Opposite, pinnately compound with 7 to 9 serrate leaflets that are lanceolate to elliptical in shape. The leaf is 6 to 9 inches long and is glabrous to silky-pubescent below.

Flower: Dioecious, both sexes lacking petals, occuring as panicles. Flowers appear after the leaves unfold.

Fruit: A one-winged, dry, flattened samara with a slender, thin, seed cavity, maturing September to October and dispersing over winter.

Twig: Stout to medium texture, gray to green-brown and either glabrous or pubescent, depending on variety. Leaf scars are semicircular, lacking the notched top.

Bark: Ashy gray to brown in color, with interlacing corky ridges forming obvious diamonds. Older trees may be somewhat scaly.

Form: A medium-sized tree with a poorly formed bole and an irregular crown.

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This page was last updated on August 31, 2001.


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