previous button tour home button tour page button next button

An individual instance of Acer rubrum (red maple)
Image of organism
Permanent unique identifier for this particular organism:


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.

home button FindMe button QR Code

 Load database and switch to thumbnail view

Use this stable URL to link to this page:

This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 2-336.

This particular organism is believed to have managed means of establishment.

This organismal entity has the scope: multicellular organism.


Acer rubrum


sec. Gleason Cronquist 1991

common name: red maple
family: Aceraceae
Identified 2013-12-11 by Steven J. Baskauf


Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14639°, -86.80255°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

Location of individual determined from GIS database.

Occurrences were recorded for this particular organism on the following dates:

The following images document this particular organism.
Click on a thumbnail to view the image and its metadata. Load database and enable navigation by taxon and organism.

Image View
whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - general
whole tree (or vine) - winter

Gleason Cronquist 1991 =

Gleason, Henry A. and Arthur Cronquist, 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada. The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, US.

Metadata last modified: 2015-10-10T17:16:00.288-05:00
RDF formatted metadata for this organism