Other common names:
Black Sugar Maple, Sugar Maple|
Érable ŕ sucre
Maple Family (Aceraceae)
Tree; Droopy leaves. Classic maple-shaped leaves.
Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) - leaf stalks exude milky sap when broken.
Red Maple (Acer rubrum) - leaves are more toothed.
Opposite/Whorled, Simple, Toothed; Droopy leaves. Classic maple-shaped leaves.
38 m (124 ft)
Forests; Moist, bottomlands.
Sap is edible.
Trees in Canada: 136
Less common than the other maples.
Easily confused with other maples, especially Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) and Norway Maple (Acer platanoides).
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: : black
Shades of Maple: Tree Identification Guide, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
Shades of Maple: Identification by Bud, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
Shades of Maple: The Flowers, from The Monday Garden, by Sue Sweeney
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