A tree with 🌳︎ broadleaves arranged ╫ opposite, blade division=🍁︎ simple, 3-lobed, coarse-toothed, white hairs under leaves and on twigs, with buds protected by two scales that touch without overlapping, bark not white-striped, buds slender and 3-5 mm (⅛-⅕ in) long, short-stalked.  Part of maple  genus Acer and soapberry  family Sapindaceae.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA central and East.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Acer hosts caterpillars of 285 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

Learn more about 🗻︎ mountain maple Acer spicatum

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