Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

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

Common (rare in SC)

Look for it in dry to mesic forests, per Weakley's Flora

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shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Unisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 115-01-003:
Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Striped Maple, Moosewood


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USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acpe_001_lvd

        

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_acer_pensylvanicum_2

January        

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JK Marlow    jkm060429_111

April    Macon County    NC

Nantahala National Forest: Wayah Ranger District

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JK Marlow    jkm120426_692

April    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    jkm120426_722

April    Yancey County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers appear after leaves, in slender drooping long-stalked racemes, per The Native Maples of Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2003).


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE flowers of Maple species

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JK Marlow    jkm170413_568

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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JK Marlow    jkm0405f_07

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Blades broadly 3-lobed, sinuses V-shaped, lobe tips long-pointed, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Mapleleaf Viburnum and Maple species

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JK Marlow    jkm160504_352355

May    Jackson County    NC

Panthertown

Pistillate flowers on left; staminate flowers on right.

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_pensylvanicum_73471

May        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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Keith Bradley    kab_a_pensylvanicum_73479

May        NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

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JK Marlow    s040503_b

May    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

The leaves have doubly serrate margins, per Fall Color & Woodland Harvests.

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JK Marlow    s060521_a

May    Macon County    NC

Highlands Biological Station

Leaves finely serrate (5-10 teeth per cm), per Weakley's Flora.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Mountain Maple and Striped Maple

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Sam Pratt    sbp_3204

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

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Sam Pratt    sbp_3207

May    Spartanburg County    SC

In cultivation

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JK Marlow    jkm060805_231

August    Haywood County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

The familiar double samara is 3/4" long, with thin, widely divergent wings, per The Native Maples of Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2003).

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JK Marlow    s050916_a

September    Rutherford County    NC

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JK Marlow    jkm0310g_23

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

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JK Marlow    jkm0310g_25

October    Haywood County    NC

Corneille Bryan Native Garden

Unusual bright green bark with conspicuous pale longitudinal stripes, per Trees of the Southeastern United States.

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JK Marlow    s071104_a

November        NC

Roadside

Fall leaves are uniformly golden yellow, per Fall Color & Woodland Harvests.