Acer spicatum Lam.  
Family: Sapindaceae
mountain maple
Acer spicatum image
Derek Anderson  
Etymology: Acer: the classical Latin name for the maple
Plants: perennial tree/shrub single or in clumps usually less than 20' tall; twigs mostly greenish and covered with fine hairs; bark greenish to dark but without white stripes
Leaves: opposite, undivided, softly hairy below, usually 3-lobed, indentations (sinuses) between main lobes sharp; edges coarsely toothed with 6-9 per inch
Flowers: bloom when or after leaves open; in an erect, long-stalked cluster (panicle)
Fruits: matures in mid-summer or fall; wings almost at right angles fruit drawing
Conservation Status: Native
Acer spicatum image
Paul Drobot  
Acer spicatum image
Paul Drobot  
Acer spicatum image
Paul Drobot  
Acer spicatum image
Robert R. Kowal  
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