Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4022

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: China

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite
Petioles roughly equal length of blade

FLOWER:
Spring
Greenish-yellow
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
Flowers in umbel-like corymbs

FRUIT:
Fall
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

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

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer buergerianum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Trident Maple


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JK Marlow    jkm160629_003

June    Aiken County    SC

In cultivation

Flowers [thus fruit] borne in downy umbel-like corymbs; fruit set oft heavy, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

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JK Marlow    jkm160629_004

June    Aiken County    SC

In cultivation

Samaras 3/4-1" long, the wings 1/4" wide, parallel or connivent, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

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JK Marlow    jkm160629_006

June    Aiken County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves a lustrous dark green, 3-lobed, lobes acute and pointing forward, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

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JK Marlow    jkm160629_006b

June    Aiken County    SC

In cultivation

Leaves 3-nerved at the base, rounded or broad-cuneate, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.

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JK Marlow    jkm160629_007

June    Aiken County    SC

In cultivation