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Acer pensylvanicum

Acer pensylvanicum L.

 

Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderSapindalesIncludes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem
FamilySapindaceaeSoapberry family
GenusAcerMaples
Speciespensylvanicum“From Pennsylvania”

About plant names...

Striped maple, a North American native, is so named because of the green and white vertical stripes on its trunk and branches.

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

Identification: This maple is a small tree, reaching heights of 16-33' (5-10 m). It may appear shrub-like in the forest, where it is often found as an understory plant. The bark is a smooth green on young plants or branches, with white vertical striations as the tree ages. Leaves are opposite, and 3-6" (8-15 cm) × 2-4½" (6-12 cm) in size. The leaves’ rounded bottom and three points are significantly different in appearance than other maple leaves. Flowers are greenish or yellowish, drooping racemes, which later become paired samaras.

Nearby plants are likely to include hobblebush, Canada yew, mountain maple, oxalis, eastern hophornbeam, American hornbeam, serviceberry, hawthorn and pawpaw.

Online References:

Acer pensylvanicum on Carolina Nature, from Will Cook

Acer pensylvanicum at the USDA Forest Service's Silvics of North America site

Acer pensylvanicum at the University of Connecticut Plant Database

Acer pensylvanicum at the Virginia Tech Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

4/25/2013 · Oak Hill, Littleton Conservation Land, Littleton, MA
≈ 3 × 3" (7.4 × 8.2 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

10/15/2011 · Mount Wachusett, Princeton, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

9/29/2013 · South Bubble Hike, Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 22 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

6/7/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Pepperell, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

8/14/2015 · Roost Trail, Grafton Notch State Park, Newry, Maine
≈ 12 × 10" (29 × 25 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 14 May 2016.

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Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

10/15/2011 · Mount Wachusett, Princeton, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

8/1/2009 · Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, Boothbay, ME
≈ 4 × 6' (1.2 × 1.8 m)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

5/21/2014 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 5 × 6" (13 × 14 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

7/22/2012 · Wapack Trail, Pack Monadnock, Peterborough, NH
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

5/21/2014 · Beaver Brook Assn Conservation Lands, Rte. 130, Hollis, NH
≈ 11 × 7" (28 × 18 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

9/19/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

5/2/2012 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, Pepperell, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

4/25/2013 · Oak Hill, Littleton Conservation Land, Littleton, MA
≈ 6 × 8" (14 × 20 cm)

Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple, Moosewood, Moose Maple)

5/26/2008 · Wachusett Mountain Area, Princeton, MA
≈ 26 × 17" (66 × 44 cm)

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