Plant ID forum: What kind of maple?

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Name: Austin Monroe
Frankston, Tx (Zone 8b)
Amonroe
Mar 25, 2016 8:08 PM CST
I got this from my cousin, it was just sitting on the side of the house. So I had to rescue it. Any ideas would be awesome.
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Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Mar 25, 2016 8:25 PM CST
Looks more like a Liquidambar
American Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)
Name: Daisy
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 25, 2016 8:27 PM CST
Yes, Sweet Gum.
Name: Austin Monroe
Frankston, Tx (Zone 8b)
Amonroe
Mar 25, 2016 8:34 PM CST
Really? I've asked a few people and all said some type of maple. Thanks for the help. :)
Name: Austin Monroe
Frankston, Tx (Zone 8b)
Amonroe
Mar 25, 2016 8:45 PM CST
Thank y'all again.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Mar 25, 2016 9:20 PM CST
Amonroe , I agree, but it always helps if we know where the photo is taken. I know security is always an issue, but it helps to know where a plant is. This is an international forum...If you don't want to say this is in your yard, you can always say growing in...whatever. And welcome to ATP!
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 26, 2016 9:05 AM CST
The plant in question looks like Sweet Gum to me too; here are a couple more links for photo comparison:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFind...
http://www.carolinanature.com/trees/list.html

I agree with Carol that many people don't want to list where they actually live but knowing the city, state or country where the plant happens to be growing, helps to give a more correct identification.
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Name: Austin Monroe
Frankston, Tx (Zone 8b)
Amonroe
Mar 26, 2016 9:46 AM CST
Oh yeah, silly me. Northeast Texas, USA. Thanks for all the tips, I'm kind of new here. I really appreciate the kindness.
Name: Mike
Long Beach, Ca.
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Calsurf73
Mar 26, 2016 10:08 AM CST
Welcome!
Lots of people think Liquidambars are Maples due to similar leaf shape and fall coloring...so don't worry ! Smiling
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Mar 26, 2016 11:39 AM CST
Welcome! If it was a maple the leaves would be opposite on the stem (in pairs) but they are single and alternating, it appears from the pictures, which would rule out maple and rule in Liquidamber.

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