Acer pensylvanicum L.
Family: Sapindaceae
goosefoot maple, moosewood, striped maple
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Etymology: Acer: the classical Latin name for the maple
Plants: perennial tree usually less than 15' tall and less than 3" in diameter; bark greenish, often with narrow white stripes
Leaves: opposite, undivided, hairless, both sides green but lighter below; 3-lobed, indentations (sinuses) between main lobes sharp; edges with fine, sharp, double teeth 21-36 per inch
Flowers: blooms May-June, when or after leaves open, in a drooping cluster (raceme)
Fruits: winged, paired fruit; fruit drawing matures in mid-summer or fall
Habitat: moist woods
Conservation Status: Special Concern
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Darrin Kimbler  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz