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Acer pensylvanicum

Common Name: Striped Maple
Acer pensylvanicum
Acer pensylvanicum

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Genus: Acer
Species: Acer pensylvanicum

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

Striped maples are a small tree. The bark is green-brown with vertical white stripes.

The leaves are opposite and simple. They have 3 to 5 pointed lobes and are double-toothed. In the fall they turn yellow.

Habitat & Range

Striped maple are understory trees in forests. Their native range reaches across the eastern United States and southeastern Canada.

Life Cycle

The fruit of this tree are 1" long paired seeds with wings.

Featured image by James Dake.


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