This tree grows in the yard in front of Rand/Sarratt, by the end of The Wall nearest Buttrick Hall.
Red maple leaves
have the typical shape and vein pattern of maples: pointed lobes and veins that radiate from a point near the leaf base (palmate veination). The leaf margins are toothed and the sinuses are more V shaped than the leaves of the common sugar maple.
In early spring, the red flowers
, and later fruits
, of red maple color the roadsides
around Nashville. The fruit color can vary from bright red to greenish red. The leaves do not emerge until later. The flowers of maples can be either male or female and both sexes of flowers can be on the same tree. Over the years, the predominant sex of this particular tree has been observed to vary.
Rand/Sarratt is open to the public and this is a good opportunity to use the restroom and get something to eat or drink.