Plant Identification Database:
Aceraceae (Maple)
Order: Sapindales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Aceraceae: LV: opposite, u. lobed, exstipulate, deciduous; FL: 5 parts, actinomorphic, <1", 4-10 stamens, ovary superior; FR: samara (double); ST: tree/shrub; EC: edible (FR raw, ST-inner bark raw, sap cooked)
Opposite, Petiole, exstipulate, deciduous u. lobed 5 parts, actinomorphic <1" S: 4-10; O: superior Samara (double) Tree; Shrub FR raw, ST-inner bark raw, sap cooked Aceraceae: LV: opposite, u. lobed, exstipulate, deciduous; FL: 5 parts, actinomorphic, <1", 4-10 stamens, ovary superior; FR: samara (double); ST: tree/shrub; EC: edible (FR raw, ST-inner bark raw, sap cooked)
Western mountain maple Acer glabrum Acer Opposite, Petiole <6" 5 parts Samara Tree; Shrub Leaf raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw CO, Wasatch-Cache NF UT Western mountain maple Acer glabrum Rocky Mountain maple
Bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum Acer Opposite, Petiole 5 parts Samara Tree Leaf raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw WA Bigleaf maple Acer macrophyllum
Boxelder Acer negundo Acer Opposite, Petiole Palmate (3Pal) 5 parts Samara Shrub Leaf raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw Wasatch-Cache NF UT Boxelder Acer negundo
Striped maple Acer pensylvanicum Acer Opposite, Petiole Lobed Serrate B: Cordate >6" 5 parts Samara Shrub; Tree Green B: valvate Leaf raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw Striped maple Acer pensylvanicum Moosewood
Norway maple Acer platanoides Acer Opposite, Petiole 5 parts Samara Leaf raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw Norway maple Acer platanoides
Red maple Acer rubrum Acer Opposite, Petiole Lobed Serrate 5 parts Samara Tree B: imbricate, ovoid, red Leaf raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw Wetland; Forest Red maple Acer rubrum
Silver maple Acer saccharinum Acer Opposite, Petiole Cleft 5 parts Red, Yellow Raceme, Sessile Winter; Spring S: Long Samara Tree Leaf raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw Silver maple Acer saccharinum
Sugar maple Acer saccharum Acer Opposite, Petiole Lobed Entire 5 parts Samara Tree B: imbricate, acute, narrow, brown Leaf raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw Sugar maple Acer saccharum
Mountain maple Acer spicatum Acer Opposite, Petiole B: Cordate >1" 5 parts Samara Shrub Leaf raw; Fruit raw; Stem raw Mountain maple Acer spicatum
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION