New Mexico Wildflowers: Rue Family

(Rutaceae)

 

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Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata)

When I stopped to photograph these Hoptree bushes, they were hurting from a lack of water. In a dry arroyo bed they were about head height, but with more water they can reach 3 meters. Look for the triple leaves and the samaras (winged seeds).