Acer saccharum (sugar maple, hard maple)

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Key Characteristics

  • Leaves opposite, 5-lobed, the sinuses broad and rounded at the bases; end lobe almost square with entire, nearly parallel sides
  • Terminal bud sharp-pointed, conical
  • Fruit a samara, borne in pairs on a long pedicel; wings parallel or slightly diverging

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