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Striped Maple (Acer pensylvanicum)    
Family: Aceraceae      
                 
  Striped Maple

Location:

  • Found in understory of hardwood forests where the soil is moist

Characteristics:

  • decidusous tree
  • Height: 9 m (30 ft)
  • Small tree with short trunk

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Leaves:

  • 13-18 cm (3-5 in) long and wide
  • Opposite
  • 3 pointy lobes that are short and broad
  • Doubly saw-toothed
  • Hairy when young
  • Stout leaf stalk

     

       
  Striped Maple Leaf  
         

Bark:

  • Bright green
  • White stripes
  • Thin
  • Smooth or wart

Flowers:

  • Late spring
  • 10 mm wide
  • Bell shaped
  • 5 bright yellow petals
  • In clusters 15 cm long

Fruit:

  • 3 cm long paired keys
  • 1 seed
  • Long wings
  • Light brown
 
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