Maple branches are terrestrial woody plants that had 🌳︎ broadleaves 🍃︎ now gone (deciduous, dormant season), with leaf scars and lateral buds usually numbering=2-at-a-node, arranged ╫ opposite, with . . .

each bud protected by scales numbering:
2, that touch without overlapping

Learn more about maple genus Acer (Acer spp.)

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
Host to caterpillars of 281 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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