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Norway Maple-Crimson King

Acer platanoides

Description:

A beautiful, plum colored leaf.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Sugar maple
Acer saccharum Acer saccharum
DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago
Norway Maple-Crimson King
Acer platanoides Acer platanoides


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6 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Great info, Chester!

DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago

Great point! chesterbperry, thank you.

chesterbperry
chesterbperry 8 years ago

Another indicator to Dane's correct ID is the paired samaras visible in the second photo, A. saccharum's fruits form a horseshoe shape not the broadly spreading seen here.

DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago

No, Sugar Maples never have that colour. Your welcome mauna Kunzah.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Does the fact that this was spotted in fall change your decision? I don't know what this leaf looked like in the summer time. It may have been another color, possibly green. I'll update the ID, though! Thank you, Dane.

DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago

I'd have to disagree, red and purple-leaved maples are in the ornamental Norway Maple family and are quite invasive, the native Sugar Maples have green leaves.

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

New Jersey, USA

Spotted on Oct 20, 2012
Submitted on Oct 21, 2012

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