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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Acer platanoides   FAMILY Sapindaceae   Go to FSUS key



SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer platanoides   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Norway Maple


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JK Marlow    jkm160504_493

May    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_acer_platanoides

May        

The bark is tightly furrowed, and freshly cut parts exude a milky sap, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).

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JK Marlow    jkm140816_645

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Leaves with a few large teeth but no serrations, per Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988).


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JK Marlow    jkm140816_646

August    Jackson County    NC

High Hampton Inn

Fruit 1.75", spreading [more than 135 degrees], recurved, pale green, per The Sibley Guide to Trees (Sibley, 2009).

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Bill Cook, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org    bug_1219015

Month Unknown        

Twigs reddish-brown, usually 6-8mm in diameter; terminal bud rather blunt, per Woody Plants of the Southeastern US: A Winter Guide (Lance, 2004).

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Steve Hurst, USDA NRCS PLANTS Database, Bugwood.org     bug_5306048

Month Unknown        

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John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org     bug_5391791

Month Unknown        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448455

Month Unknown        

Flowers in erect rounded clusters, appearing with the leaves, per Trees of the Southeastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1988).

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org    bug_5448511

Month Unknown        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448525

Month Unknown        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448553

Month Unknown        

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448586

Month Unknown        

Laef shape and milky sap distinguish this from native maples, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007).

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Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org     bug_5448620

Month Unknown        

Bark of mature trees is gray-brown, forming long narrow interlacing ridges, per Invasive Plants, Guide to Identification, Impacts and Control (Kaufman & Kaufman, 2007).

 

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Acer platanoides   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer platanoides   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious or dioecious

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, disturbed forests, hedgerows, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Europe

Rare in our area, a noxious weed tree in much of the northeast US

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

 

DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-yellow
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

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