The leaves are usually three-lobed and the leaf edge is notched. The petiole is longer than the leaf. The leaf position is opposite. The autumn color is yellow.
The flowers are yellowish green and stand in cymes.
Schizocarp: pairs with two seeds. The wings are at an acute angle and are reddish in summer.
The branches are brown to red-brown. The buds are brown and oblong, ovate and pointed.