New Mexico Wildflowers: Rue Family



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Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata)

When I stopped to photograph Hoptree bushes in August 2020, they were hurting from a lack of water. In June 2021 they were doing better. In dry arroyo beds they reach about head height, but with more water they can reach 3 meters. Look for the triple leaves and samaras (winged seeds).