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Small tree or multi trunked shrub. Compound leaves, 3 medium sized leaflets that have a strong smell when crushed. Flowers are yellow green, in clusters with new leaves. Fruit is round, flat, paper like wings that are green, turning to tan.
In shaded woodlands, often near streams.
Early settlers used the fruit, instead of true hops, to make beer. Its bark and roots also have been used as a substitute for quinine in the treatment of malaria.
Spotted on Apr 16, 2012
Submitted on Apr 21, 2012
elm has similar seed pods?
Neat seed pods!