Box Elder Acer negundo LinnaeusSynonyms: Acer negundo var. texanum,  Boxelder,  Negundo negundo.

Description:

Box Elders are the only maples that have compound leaves.

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Host plant for various butterfly species including Banded Hairstreak.

Host plant for various moth species including American Dagger Moth and Banded Tussock Moth (Database of World's Lepidopteran Host Plants).

There are 368 records in the project database.

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Box Elder in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/9/2016). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

A Box Elder in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/2/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/15/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Box Elder trunk in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (10/14/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Box Elder sapling showing typical green color of young stems and twigs, in Montgomery Co., Maryland (2/11/2017). Photo by Bill Hill. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/16/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Boxelder with seeds in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/5/2012). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Harford Co., Maryland (6/24/2014). Photo by Jim Stasz. (MBP list)

Box Elder flowers in Howard Co., Maryland (4/15/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Box Elder flowering in Kent Co., Maryland (4/1/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/11/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/5/2017). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Box Elder flowering in Harford Co., Maryland (4/16/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Box Elder flowering in Kent Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Howard Co., Maryland (5/10/2017). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Talbot Co., Maryland (3/21/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

The buds of Box Elder in Cecil Co., Maryland (4/7/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Box Elder sapling in Howard Co., Maryland (2/19/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/12/2012). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/23/2010). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Box Elder in winter in Harford Co., Maryland (12/6/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Allegany Co., Maryland (5/9/2016). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Montgomery Co., Maryland (12/12/2015). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/21/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Box Elder in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/21/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

Box Elder, which unlike other maples holds fruits into autumn, in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/12/2013). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Box Elder growing in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/16/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

The very trip of a Box Elder bud leafing out in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/10/2015). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Box Elder hosting a Leaf Curl (Taphrina species) in Howard Co., Maryland (5/1/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)


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