Photo of Box Elder (Acer negundo)

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Taken on Sep. 15, 2013

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collage of Box Elder and Eastern Poison Ivy

Box Elder (Acer negundo) vs. Eastern Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans)

Updated October 21st, 2019

These plants, not closely related, are often confused when young because they can both have three leaflets with the middle leaflet on a longer stalk, but they are easily distinguished by leaf arrangement, growth habit, and other characteristics.

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