Identify a broadleaf tree

Group 8

Maple

Leaves in opposite pairs; simple or compound

Pacific Coast tree; leaves with 5 large lobes; wings of paired keys nearly parallel

  • Bigleaf maple
  • Bigleaf maple

Leaves usually with 3 lobes, with dense hairs; keys on hairy stalks, about same the length as the wings; twigs dull; mature bark dark gray, deeply furrowed, often scaly

  • Black maple
  • Black maple

Western Canada shrubby tree; leaves coarsely double-toothed

  • Douglas maple

Only maple with compound leaves

  • Manitoba maple
  • Manitoba maple

Leaves longer than wide, margin single-toothed with coarse teeth; twigs hairy; flowers erect

  • Mountain maple
  • Mountain maple

Leaves double-toothed with numerous teeth and shallow notches; flowers red; keys with wings forming an angle of about 60 degrees

  • Red maple
  • Red maple

Leaves double-toothed, with numerous teeth and deep, narrow notches; flowers greenish-yellow; keys very large, forming an angle of about 90 degrees

  • Silver maple
  • Silver maple

Leaves as wide as long, double-toothed; bark green with vertical white strips; twigs hairless; flowers drooping

  • Striped maple
  • Striped maple

Leaves usually with 5 lobes, lower surface hairless; paired keys with stalks longer than the wings; twigs shiny; mature bark with long vertical ridges curled outward along one side

  • Sugar maple
  • Sugar maple

Shrubby tree of southern British Columbia; leaves with 7-9 lobes; wings spreading widely

  • Vine maple
  • Vine maple
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