Striped Maple

Acer pensylvanicum

''Acer pensylvanicum'' is a small North American species of maple.
Striped Maple - Acer pensylvanicum Striped maple is named for the conspicuous vertical white stripes that traverse its greenish bark. It's also called goosefoot maple for its broad, three-pronged leaves, which turn pale golden in the autumn.  These were late to turn this year though, and the leaves were still green when I spotted this tree in mid-October.

Habitat: Growing in a mixed forest bordering a swamp.

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Appearance

It is a small deciduous tree growing to 5–10 meters tall, with a trunk up to 20 cm in diameter.

The young bark is striped with green and white, and when a little older, brown.

The leaves are broad and soft, 8–15 cm long and 6–12 cm broad, with three shallow forward-pointing lobes.

The fruit is a samara; the seeds are about 27 mm long and 11 mm broad, with a wing angle of 145° and a conspicuously veined pedicel.
Moose Maple Samaras - Acer pensylvanicum I always call this tree striped maple unless I am in Maine, and then it is called moose maple.

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Naming

The spelling ''pensylvanicum'' is the one originally used by Linnaeus.
Striped Maple - Acer pensylvanicum Striped maple is named for the conspicuous vertical white stripes that traverse its greenish bark. It's also called goosefoot maple for its broad, three-pronged leaves, which turn pale golden in the autumn.
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/78875/striped_maple_-_acer_pensylvanicum.html Acer pensylvanicum,Geotagged,Spring,Striped Maple,United States

Distribution

The natural range extends from Nova Scotia and the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec, west to southern Ontario, Michigan, and Saskatchewan; south to northeastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and along the Appalachian Mountains as far south as northern Georgia.
Striped Maple - Acer pensylvanicum Striped maple is named for the conspicuous vertical white stripes that traverse its greenish bark. It's also called goosefoot maple for its broad, three-pronged leaves, which turn pale golden in the autumn. These were late to turn this year though, and the leaves were still green when I spotted this tree in mid-October.

Habitat: Growing in a mixed forest bordering a swamp.
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Habitat

Moosewood is an understory tree of cool, moist forests, often preferring slopes. It is among the most shade-tolerant of deciduous trees, capable of germinating and persisting for years as a small understory shrub, then growing rapidly to its full height when a gap opens up. However, it does not grow high enough to become a canopy tree, and once the gap above it closes through succession, it responds by flowering and fruiting profusely, and to some degree spreading by vegetative reproduction.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderSapindales
FamilySapindaceae
GenusAcer
SpeciesA. pensylvanicum