A tree with 🌳︎ broadleaves arranged ╫ opposite, blade division=🍁︎ simple, margin=♧ lobed, 3–7 main leaf veins radiating from 🍁︎ one point (✋︎ palmate), sinuses=∪ rounded (U-shaped), base=∪ rounded, width=length.

Very similar to the 🍬︎🍁︎ sugar maple  Acer saccharum (in the black maple, the leaves are 3-lobed [4+5 are very small], undersurface=​hairy, and the sides droop), some authors consider them to be the same species, others different populations.

Part of 🍁︎ maple  genus Acer in soapberry  family Sapindaceae in cashew / 🌰︎ chestnut / 🍊︎ citrus / 🍁︎ maple  order Sapindales.

Native to much of the range of 🍬︎🍁︎ sugar maple:  very-southern 🇨🇦 Canada, and the 🇺🇸 USA Midwest.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), 🗺 map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Like the 🍬︎🍁︎ sugar maple, tapped to make great maple syrup (zhiiwaagamizigan in Anish­inaa­be­mowin ) and maple sugar (ziinzibaakwad).  We assume its 🪵 wood is also made into hardwood floors and furniture.

Acer hosts caterpillars of 285 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Learn more about ◼︎ 🍁︎ black maple Acer nigrum

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