A small tree, Ptelea isophylla can be found on the Fairway where it is displaying its distinctive fruits.
This species is covered in corymbs of greenish-white flowers from June into July. These are followed by flattened, round, winged fruits resembling hops, which which are typical of the genus. A native of North America this species is a member of the predominantly tropical and southern hemisphere citrus family, Rutaceae. Many members of the family have leaf glands which release a bitter aroma, while many, including Ptelea isophylla, have trifoliate leaves (three leaflets) . The correct name of this species is questionable, with it being widely regarded as a synonym of Ptelea trifoliata. The name Ptelea comes from the ancient Greek name for elm whose fruits resemble those of this genus, while the epithet isophylla refers to the uniformity of the leaves.