Id these sometimes difficult trees

*Ailanthus altissima (Tree of Heaven, Chinese Sumac)- Leaves alternate, aromatic, usually odd pinnate, 9-41 leaflets, entire leaf margin except near the base where 1-2 pairs of blunt dentate teeth usually occur, fall color yellow. flowers in spring, fruit samara. polygamo-dioecious. Introduced/non-native/escapes cultivation/invasive.

*Sapindus saponaria L. var. drummondii (Western Soapberry, Jaboncillo)- Leaves alternate, not aromatic, usually odd pinnate, rachis may be winged. 9-18 leaflets (terminal often absent), entire leaf margin, veins of leaflets off center fall color yellow. flowers in spring. fruit translucent amber drupe. dioecios. Texas native. often suckers and forms groves.

*Pistacia chinensis (Chinese Pistache) - Leaves alternate, slightly aromatic, usually even pinnate, occasionally will have terminal leaflet, esp on sapling trees. 10-16 leaflets, entire leaf margin, fall color orange/red. flowers in spring before leaves, fruit is small red drupe turns blue when ripe. dioecious. Introduced/non-native/escapes cultivation/invasive

*Rhus lanceolata (Prairie Flameleaf Sumac)- Leaves alternate, aromatic, odd pinnate, rachis may be winged. 9-21 leaflets, typically 13-17, entire leaf margin, or with small teeth, fall color red. flowers in late spring early summer, fruit red-brown drupe in tight cluster. diocecios. Texas native.

*Juglans nigra (Eastern Black Walnut)- Leaves alternate, aromatic, odd pinnate 13-23 leaflets, finely serrate leaf margin, fall color yellow. flowers in spring catkins, fruit is round nut. monoecious. Texas native.

Publicado por lanechaffin lanechaffin, 04 de enero de 2019



yah i'm still working on this

Publicado por lanechaffin hace casi 2 años (Marca)

Wonderful journal entry!

Publicado por sambiology hace casi 2 años (Marca)

Great aid. Have question: Prairie Flameleaf Sumac grows to be a small (med) tree? The numerous sumacs growing along fence rows? Thanks for you efforts to help us out.

Publicado por billarbon hace alrededor de 1 año (Marca)

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