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Comparison of Features of Maples (Acer spp.)

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Key to southeastern U.S. Acer (maple) species

Name Habitat Leaf Leaf margin /
lower surface
Fruit Twig / buds Bark

Acer negundo

box elder

moist soils, streambanks
Acer nigrum black maple moist riverbottoms

Acer pensylvanicum

striped maple

low elevation mountain forests

Acer platanoides

Norway maple

planted in urban areas

Acer rubrum

red maple

swamps, moist soils

Acer saccharinum silver maple moist soils, riverbanks
Acer saccharum sugar maple wide variety of habitats
Acer spicatum mountain maple high elevation  mountain forests