Maple (Acer)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2017-10-23
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Location: My County: Rivers & StreamsDate: September 21, 2014Assorted Maples Begin Their Colorful Autumn Show: An American Syc
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2006-12-01
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-21
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-11-26Boxelder (Ash-leaved Maple) samaras
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-11-02
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Date: 2008-03-04clipart-fr
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-23
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2015-10-15
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 9-20-11
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2011-09-28Who's peeking out?
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2016-08-23self seeded
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Location: My Yard - Delphi, IndianaWe in Indiana call these Hard Maples (versus the Sugar Maples)
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Location: Downingtown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-10-06Sugar Maple samaras (winged seed)
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Location: central IllinoisDate: 2013-11-04
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Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.Date: 7-3-11in the middle - Japanese Maple
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 18, 2018 2:50 PM

Acer is the Latin name for this genus. Eastern Asia is rich with about 100 species of this genus. There are 11 species in North America and several in Europe, western Asia, and far northern Africa. Most are trees but some are shrubs. The leaves are opposite and deciduous, though there is one evergreen species in Asia Minor. They bear winged seeds normally in pairs called samaras.

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