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 and soapberry  family Sapindaceae.

Native to much of the range of sugar maple:  very-southern 🇨🇦 Canada, and the 🇺🇸 USA Midwest.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Acer hosts caterpillars of 285 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Like the sugar maple, tapped to make great maple syrup.  We assume its wood is also made into hardwood floors and furniture.

Learn more about black maple Acer nigrum

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