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Red Maple, Swamp Maple, Soft Maple - Acer rubrum


Family: Aceraceae - Maple family Genus Common Name: Maple Native Status: Native
Acer rubrum - Red Maple, Swamp Maple, Soft Maple. There are 129 species in the Acer genus, but less than 20 are native to North America. Red Maple is found in 33 states across the eastern half of the United States. This tree can get to be 60 feet tall, and has beautiful red flowers in late winter or early spring, and beautiful yellow, red, or red & yellow leaves in the fall.

Found in:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

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Acer rubrum

Distribution of Acer rubrum in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 25 Mar 2017). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

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Site: Zahnds Natural Area (Upper), Walker County, GA Date: 2010-April-03Photographer: Gerald C. Williamson
Nikon D60
The flowers of Red Maple are in dense clusters at the ends of the twigs.
Acer rubrum

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