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An individual instance of Acer saccharinum (silver maple)
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This tree is on the west side of 24th Ave. S. between the Kappa Alpha and Kappa Delta houses

In general, maple leaves are easy to recognize because they are opposite on the twig and have palmate veins.  Silver maple leaves have jagged margins with small teeth along the lobes.  In the spring, silver maple is one of the first trees to bloom.  Its winged fruits often have one wing of the pair much smaller than the other.

In the wild, silver maple trees are typically seen only in wet areas, such as lowlands along large rivers.  However, it is a commonly planted street tree, so it is very likely to be encountered by city dwellers.

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This organism is a living specimen that is part of the  Vanderbilt University Arboretum  with the local identifier 3-722.

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Acer saccharinum


sec. Gleason Cronquist 1991

common name: silver maple
family: Aceraceae
Identified 2014-09-11 by Steven J. Baskauf


24th Ave. S., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, US
Click on these geocoordinates to load a map showing the location: 36.14648°, -86.80557°
Coordinate uncertainty about: 10 m.

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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.

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