Introduced from eastern and
central N. America, perhaps extending naturally into Alberta along the S. Saskatchewan River. Small, often
sprawling, fast-growing tree, to 15m tall, commonly planted or self-seeded throughout city. Leaves,
opposite; irregularly coarsely toothed or lobed, segmented (pinnately compound) like ash trees, into 3-9
leaflets, yellow in autumn. Twigs, moderately stout, hairless, shiny purplish-green, often coated with
whitish waxy ?bloom? that easily rubs off. Flowers, sexes on separate trees, with pale green sepals; males
on long, slender, single red tassel in clusters, females in a loose green drooping clusters on a central stem;
April-May. Seeds, wrinkled, wings incurved, angled less than 45 degrees, mature in autumn, often remain
attached overwinter; a favourite food of Evening Grosbeaks. Habitat: prefers moist sites, disturbed areas;
intolerant of shade.
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