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 in soapberry  family Sapindaceae in cashew / 🌰︎ chestnut / 🍊︎ citrus / 🍁︎ maple  order Sapindales.

Native to 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇺🇸 USA, east of the 🗻︎ Rocky Mountains, vaguely around the Great Lakes and Maritimes.   🌎︎ Map (.pdf).

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Acer hosts caterpillars of 285 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
  This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Learn more about 🗻︎ mountain maple Acer spicatum

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