Also called イロハモミジ (irohamomiji) and 紅葉 (momiji).

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

Native to east Asia (🇨🇳 China, eastern 🇲🇳 Mongolia, southeastern 🇷🇺 Russia, and 🇯🇵 Japan).

With leaves very-deeply lobed, plant nurseries have created many cultivars of this plant, selecting for distinctive shapes or color.  Now planted widely around the 🌎︎ planet.   🌎︎ Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (colors).   Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA on No-Plant List by Seneca Nation of Indians.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 60)

Native alternatives (Pennsylvania).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file (page 4)

This plant is known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Learn more about Japanese maple Acer palmatum

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