Also called イロハモミジ (irohamomiji) and 紅葉 (momiji).  Part of maple  genus Acer and soapberry  family Sapindaceae.

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

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.

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