Plant ID forum: What tree is this?

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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
May 31, 2017 12:56 PM CST
We have Norway maple, Silver maple, and Sycamore nearby, and they look similar when young.
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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
May 31, 2017 10:50 PM CST
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
May 31, 2017 11:03 PM CST
It doesn't look like any of your choices. My guess would be Douglas Maple (Acer glabrum). Did you move? Smiling
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jun 1, 2017 12:13 PM CST
DaisyI said:It doesn't look like any of your choices. My guess would be Douglas Maple (Acer glabrum). Did you move? Smiling


No, I grew seedlings I find Year after year, and this is what they became. Someone suggested they might be Sycamore, and I was a little confused how to tell them apart this young
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Jun 2, 2017 9:51 AM CST
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Name: John
Scott County, KY (Zone 5b)
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ViburnumValley
Jun 2, 2017 9:05 PM CST
C'mon, keithp2012 - I bet you can tell a Sycamore (Platanus sp.) from a Maple (Acer sp.) at ten paces. Just stop comparing the leaf blades...

Too many of you know what I'm going to write next, but, you have no one to blame but your own eyes or lack of looking.

Opposite versus alternate! Every time!

The seedling shown has opposite arrangement of simple leaves along the stem. That means it cannot be a Platanus occidentalis (Sycamore). If the choices are what have been mentioned, then it is a Maple of some sort - and looks like a Red Maple to me (Acer rubrum).

I would say definitely NOT a Norway Maple, and possibly some affinity to Silver Maple - which can hybridize with Red Maple.
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
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keithp2012
Jun 2, 2017 9:21 PM CST
ViburnumValley said:C'mon, keithp2012 - I bet you can tell a Sycamore (Platanus sp.) from a Maple (Acer sp.) at ten paces. Just stop comparing the leaf blades...

Too many of you know what I'm going to write next, but, you have no one to blame but your own eyes or lack of looking.

Opposite versus alternate! Every time!

The seedling shown has opposite arrangement of simple leaves along the stem. That means it cannot be a Platanus occidentalis (Sycamore). If the choices are what have been mentioned, then it is a Maple of some sort - and looks like a Red Maple to me (Acer rubrum).

I would say definitely NOT a Norway Maple, and possibly some affinity to Silver Maple - which can hybridize with Red Maple.


Hmm it could be a hybrid, the maples are next to each other. I am not that good on leaf I'ds

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