Acer nigrum (black maple)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves opposite; leaf blades large, with 3 lobes, the side lobes drooping giving a wilted appearance; the sinuses broad and rounded
  • Pubescent on the leaf underside and petiole
  • Stipules at the base of the petiole
  • Bark black, corrugated in long, narrow ridges

Sourced from page 299 in "Michigan Trees"


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