Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3594

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)

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

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...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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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

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 115-01-004?:
Acer rubrum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple


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picture of Acer rubrum, image of Acer rubrum var. trilobum

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acca9_001_lvd

        

picture of Acer rubrum, image of Acer rubrum var. trilobum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_rubrum_trilobum_2

March        

Acer rubrum var. trilobum fruits can also be yellow, per The Native Maples of Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2003).

picture of Acer rubrum, image of Acer rubrum var. trilobum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_rubrum_trilobum_3

June        

Leaves unlobed or 3(5)-lobed, the central lobe 1-5cm long, lateral 0.5-2(3)cm, per Weakley's Flora.


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picture of Acer rubrum, image of Acer rubrum var. trilobum

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_rubrum_trilobum_5

July