(Acer negundo)

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List

not yet assessed



N5 - Secure

SNR - Unranked


not listed


Great Plains

FAC - Facultative


FAC - Facultative

Northcentral & Northeast

FAC - Facultative


See Subordinate Taxa (below) for identifying information.


The champion boxelder in Minnesota is on private property in or near St. Paul, in Ramsey County. In 1999 it was measured at 56 tall and 186 in circumference (59 in diameter).

Distribution Distribution Map   Sources: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 28.




Sapindaceae (soapberry)













Subordinate Taxa

Arizona boxelder (Acer negundo var. arizonicum)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. interius)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. mexicanum)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. texanum)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. violaceum)

California boxelder (Acer negundo var. californicum)


Negundo mexicanum

Rulac negundo

Rulac texana


ash-leaved maple

ashleaf maple

box elder


boxelder maple

California boxelder

Manitoba maple

western boxelder








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Boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

  boxelder   boxelder

Variety Undetermined

  boxelder   boxelder



  Acer negundo
Blake C. Willson
  Acer negundo  

Manitoba Maple

  Acer negundo
Butler Herbarium
  Acer negundo  
  Acer negundo - Boxelder aka Ash-leaf Maple
Virens (Latin for greening)
  Acer negundo - Boxelder aka Ash-leaf Maple  
  Box Elder (Acer negundo)
Bill Keim
  Box Elder (Acer negundo)  



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Other Videos
  Box Elder ( Acer Negundo) identification video

Published on Aug 14, 2012

Box Elder tree identification helping ID the tree

  Trees with Don Leopold - boxelder

Uploaded on Oct 21, 2011

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Afton State Park

Agassiz Dunes SNA

Avon Hills Forest SNA
North Unit

Baker Park Reserve

Big Stone Lake State Park

Blaine Preserve SNA

Blaine Wetland Sanctuary

Blue Devil Valley SNA

Blue Mounds State Park

Bonanza Prairie SNA

Boot Lake SNA

Brownsville Bluff SNA

Buffalo River State Park

Bunker Hills Regional Park

Cambria WMA

Camden State Park

Cannon River Trout Lily SNA

Cannon River Wilderness Area

Carley State Park

Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Carver Park Reserve

Cedar Mountain SNA

Cedar Rock SNA

Chamberlain Woods SNA

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

Cherry Grove Blind Valley SNA

Chimney Rock SNA

Clear Lake SNA

Cleary Lake Regional Park

Clinton Falls Dwarf Trout Lily SNA

Cottonwood River Prairie SNA

Crosby Farm Regional Park

Crosstown West Park

Crow Wing State Park

Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

Crystal Spring SNA

Des Moines River SNA

Dodge Nature Center

Elm Creek Park Reserve

Englund Ecotone SNA

Falls Creek SNA

Felton Prairie SNA
Bicentennial Unit

Flandrau State Park

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Franconia Bluffs SNA

French Regional Park

Frenchman’s Bluff SNA

Frontenac State Park

Glacial Lakes

Glacial Lakes State Park

Glendalough State Park

Glynn Prairie SNA

Gneiss Outcrops SNA

Great River Bluffs State Park

Greenleaf Lake SRA

Grey Cloud Dunes SNA

Hastings Sand Coulee SNA

Hastings SNA

Hayes Lake State Park

Holthe Prairie SNA

Hyland Lake Park Reserve

Iron Horse Prairie SNA

Jay Cooke State Park

John A. Latsch State Park

Joseph A. Tauer Prairie SNA

Kasota Prairie

Kasota Prairie SNA

Keller Regional Park

Kellogg Weaver Dunes SNA
Kellogg Weaver Unit

Kilen Woods State Park

King’s and Queen’s Bluff SNA

Lake Bemidji State Park

Lake Bronson State Park

Lake Byllesby Regional Park

Lake Carlos State Park

Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lake Louise State Park

Lake Maria State Park

Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Lebanon Hills Regional Park

Leif Mountain

Liable Woods

Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Malmberg Prairie SNA

Maplewood State Park

Mary Schmidt Crawford Woods SNA

Miesville Ravine Park Reserve

Mille Lacs Moraine SNA

Minneopa State Park

Minnesota Valley NWR
Black Dog Preserve Unit
Chaska Unit
Rapids Lake Unit
Wilkie Unit

Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area
Lawrence Unit

Mississippi River County Park

Monson Lake State Park

Moose Lake State Park

Morton Outcrops SNA

Mound Spring Prairie SNA
North Unit

Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve

Myre-Big Island State Park

Nelson Wildlife Sanctuary

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Ney Nature Center

Old Mill State Park

Ordway Prairie

Oronoco Prairie SNA

Oxbow Park & Zollman Zoo

Pilot Knob

Pin Oak Prairie SNA

Pine Bend Bluffs SNA

Prairie Creek Woods SNA

Prairie Smoke Dunes SNA

Quarry Park SNA

Racine Prairie SNA

Rice Lake Savanna SNA

Ripley Esker SNA

Ritter Farm Park

River Terrace Prairie SNA

River Warren Outcrops SNA

Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve

Rushford Sand Barrens SNA

St. Croix Savanna SNA

Sakatah Lake State Park

Sand Prairie Wildlife Management and Environmental Education Area

Savage Fen SNA

Savanna Portage State Park

Schaefer Prairie

Sedan Brook SNA

Seminary Fen SNA

Seven Sisters Prairie

Seven Springs WMA

Sheepberry Fen

Shooting Star Prairie SNA

Sibley State Park

Split Rock Creek State Park

Spring Creek Prairie SNA

Spring Lake Park Reserve

Spring Lake Regional Park

Staffanson Prairie

Stanley Eddy Memorial Park Reserve

Strandness Prairie

Sunfish Lake Park

Swedes Forest SNA

Tamarack Nature Center

Thorson Prairie WMA

Town Hall Prairie

Townsend Woods SNA

Twin Lakes SNA

Twin Valley Prairie Addition

Tympanuchus Prairie

Uncas Dunes SNA

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Valley View Park, Oak Park Heights

Vermillion Highlands Research Recreation and WMA

Westwood Hills Nature Center

Whitetail Woods Regional Park

Whitewater State Park

Whitney Island SNA

Wild Indigo Prairie SNA

Wild River State Park

William O’Brien State Park

Wolsfeld Woods SNA

Wood-Rill SNA

Woodland Trails Park

Yellow Bank Hills SNA

Zimmerman Prairie

Zumbro Falls Woods SNA




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