West Virginia State Tree
entire margin; green above, paler below.
Yellow to green, small, clustered, hanging from a long (1 to 3 inch)
stem, appearing with the leaves.
Two-winged horseshoe-shaped samaras about 1 inch long, appear in
clusters, brown when mature in Autumn.
Brown, slender and shiny with lighter lenticels, terminal buds brown
and very sharp-pointed.
Variable, but generally grayish brown, on older trees may be furrowed,
with long, thick irregular curling outward ridges.
Medium to tall tree (to 100 feet) with a very dense elliptical crown.
Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen,
Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag
Handbook 654; range map source information