A tree with 🌳︎ broadleaves arranged ╫ opposite, blade division=🍁︎ simple, margin=♧ lobed, 3–7 main leaf veins radiating from 🍁︎ one point (🖐 palmate), sinuses=∪ rounded (U-shaped), base=∪ rounded, width = length.

Very similar to the 🍭︎🍁︎ sugar maple  Acer saccharum (in the black maple, the leaves are 3-lobed [4+5 are very small], undersurface=​⫴ hairy, and the sides droop), some authors consider them to be the same species, others different populations.

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

Native to much of the range of 🍭︎🍁︎ sugar maple:  very-southern 🇨🇦 Canada, and the 🇺🇸 USA Midwest.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48), 🗺 map (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file 🗺 today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

🏛🌳︎ State tree of Wisconsin, New York, Vermont and West Virginia.  Maple syrup (presumably from Maine) is the state sweetener of Maine.  Maple is the state flavor of Vermont.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)
  Like the 🍭︎🍁︎ sugar maple, tapped to make great maple syrup (zhiiwaagamizigan in Anish­inaa­be­mowin ) and maple sugar (ziinzibaakwad).  We assume its 🪵 wood is also made into hardwood floors and furniture.

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 ◼︎ 🍁︎ black maple Acer nigrum

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