Carolinas and Georgia

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acer rubrum var. trilobum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer rubrum var. trilobum   FAMILY Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 115-01-004?:
Acer rubrum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple


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Look for it in wetlands, especially peaty, acid sites, per Weakley's Flora

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious, dioecious, or polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

 

...Wet

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Red (sometimes yellow)
Unisexual or bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Red
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

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Acer rubrum var. trilobum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple