Distinguishing Features: Many leaflets, young twigs have a waxy layer that can be rubbed off
- Type: Deciduous
- Form at maturity: Irregular, spreading upright crown, 30 feet to 60 feet tall
- Leaf: Leaves with three leaflets are most common, and resemble poison ivy. Leaves are light to medium green, turning an undistinguished yellow in fall.
- Flower: Greenish yellow flowers appear in pendant clusters in spring on separate male and female trees.
- Bark: Gray-brown, ordinary-looking, slightly ridged, new shoots have a waxy bloom and appear blue or white mixed with green
- Fruit or Seed: Samara, set in pairs at a narrow angle