Also called moosewood, moose maple and goosefoot maple.  One of the soft maples.

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

Native to eastern 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada and USA.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

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.

Most plants have flowers of or with both genders.  This tree has flowers of a single gender.  But each tree can be a different gender in different years! [1]


[1]  "Time for a change: patterns of sex expression, health and mortality in a sex-changing tree."  Annals of Botany.  . DOI: 10.1093/​aob/​mcz037   Accessed .

Learn more about ⫼ 🍁︎ striped maple Acer pensylvanicum

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