Etymology: Acer: the classical Latin name for the maple
Plants: perennial tree up to 150' tall; juice watery; bark dark, thick, mostly deeply furrowed plates
Leaves: opposite, undivided but 5, or more often, 3 shallow lobes; indentations (sinuses) between main lobes rounded; the edges and tips usually drooping; dark above and lighter below with fine hairs
Fruits: winged, paired fruit;
Habitat: moist, often along streams
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 5 University of Wisconsin - Green Bay: Trees: Photos, descriptions, information USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos Virginia Tech Dept. of Forestry, College of Natural Resources: detailed description and photographs Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"