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

Very similar to the Sugar Maple Acer saccharum , some authors consider them to be the same species, others different populations.  In the black maple, the leaves are ♧ 3-lobed (4+5 are very small), undersurface=hairy, and the sides droop.

Also like the Sugar Maple, makes great maple syrup.  We assume it also make great hardwood floors and furniture.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

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