Sapindaceae

This includes Aceraceae and Hippocastanaceae of Michigan Flora. The regularly cultivated golden rain tree, Koelreuteria paniculata Laxm., self-sows avidly in gardens and arboreta and may well become established in Michigan. It is a tree with erect panicles of yellow flowers in early summer.

1. Climbing herbaceous vine; leaves alternate; fruits inflated, bladder-like.

Cardiospermum

1. Trees or shrubs; leaves opposite; fruits hard capsules or samaras.

2. Leaves simple and lobed or pinnately compound; fruit a 2-winged samara.

Acer

2. Leaves palmately compound; fruit a large capsule.

Aesculus

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. July 22, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/family.aspx?id=SAPINDACEAE.