BCP/Acer spicatum


Acer spicatum

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Profile for Acer spicatum (Mountain Maple)
Identifying Characteristics
Habit:Shrub,small tree
Foliage:The leaves are opposite and simple, 6-10 cm long and wide, with 3 or 5 shallow broad lobes. They are coarsely and irregularly toothed with a light green hairless surface and a finely hairy underside. The leaves turn brilliant yellow to red in autumn, and are on slender stalks usually longer than the blade.
Stem:The bark is thin, dull gray-brown, and smooth at first but becoming slightly scaly.
Life Cycle: perennial
Similar Plants:BCP/Acer pensylvanicum
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This page is a profile for the plant species Acer spicatum, used to collect records of where and when this plant was observed blooming, and for providing identification information for use in dichotomous keys. If you would like to help collect data for this or other plants, see Bloom clock project/How to Contribute for orientation.