Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family)

Maple trees are an American favorite, gloriously decorating every American town. The little wild ones that grow in our forests are just as beautiful in their own way. They are typically many-stemmed, which makes them technically shrubs, and have the typical palmate leaves and winged samaras of larger maples.

Box-elder grows all along Canyon, and at the mouth of Magnolia Road. It is to be expected around Gross Reservoir.