A tree with 🌳︎ broadleaves arranged ╫ opposite, blade division=🍁︎ simple, 5-lobed, sinuses=very sharp, undersurface downy-white, end lobe narrows toward base, twigs bright chestnut-brown, branch tips curve upward.  Usually grows in moist areas.

Also called silverleaf maple, white maple and creek maple.  Also called water maple and swamp maple (although do not confuse with red maple Acer rubrum which is also called that).  One of the soft maples .

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

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Often planted as a shade tree, due to the visual interest of the shadows from its deeply-lobed leaves, and the leaves fluttering in the breeze from the dark uppersurface to the bright undersurface.

Male trees score very allergenic (9 out of 10) on the OPALS™ Ogren Plant Allergy Scale.

Learn more about silver maple Acer saccharinum

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