Ptelea trifoliata [Rutaceae]

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Scientific Name Ptelea trifoliata USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Wafer Ash, Hoptree ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Rutaceae (Rue) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Canyons, shady and open slopes.
Plant: Shrub or small understory tree up to 12 feet tall.
Leaves: Trifoliate leaves on long petioles each leaflet lanceolate to ovate, 1 to 2-1/2 inches long, lemon scent when crushed.
Inflorescence: Many small white to yellow-greenish flowers in terminal clusters; 4 or 5 pointed petals and 4 or 5 stamens.
Bloom Period: April.
References: "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and SEINet.
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