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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 11, 2015 2:50 PM CST
Found this growing in my bark pathway. Because of the pretty red stems, I potted it up to see if I could figure out what it might be. I have lots of Japanese maples in my yard, a couple sycamore maples, and tons of big leaf maples. This doesn't look like anything currently growing for me, so must have been planted by the birds. If I can figure out what it is and how big it will get, I may (or may not) keep it. Thanks.

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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Aug 13, 2015 6:54 AM CST
Maybe the Norway Maple - Acer platanoides? But there might be many maples in the US I don't know about..
https://www.google.be/search?q...
I would let it develop more, the leaves might not show yet the adult form..
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Aug 13, 2015 7:33 AM CST
More likely maybe a Sugar Maple Seedling - Acer saccharum
It looks a lot like this one but unfortunately cannot enlarge the pic..
https://www.google.be/search?q...
Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Aug 13, 2015 7:36 AM CST
Ah, found another maybe interesting link..at least it shows maple seedlings..
http://botany.thismia.com/2010...
One with red petioles like yours..
http://urbanfloranyc.myspecies...


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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 13, 2015 6:27 PM CST
Thanks, it is growing happily in its gallon pot, I'll see what develops and post more pictures as it matures a bit more.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 13, 2015 6:55 PM CST
I searched for all Maples that grow in Washington and the seedling that matched the best was Acer platanoides, that Myriam suggested.

http://www.vilmorin-tree-seeds...
wildflowersoftexas.com
texasnatureonline.com


Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Aug 13, 2015 6:59 PM CST
I found this when googling "Maple's found in the PNW": http://oregonstate.edu/trees/b...

Big-leaf Maple (Acer macrophyllum)
Vine Maple (Acer circinatum)
Rocky Mountain maple (Acer glabrum)
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