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) (colors), ▭ 🌎︎ map (North America, Central America).  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

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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