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Paperbark maple

Acer griseum

Description:

Small tree. Distinctive red bark, peeling like a paper birch. The leaves are in sets of three leaflets. Opposite branching. Leaves have asymmetrical coarsely-toothed margins. Seedpods are typical of maple tree 'helicopter' or samara keys. 2-3 wings [bracts] joined at about a 35 degree angle.

Habitat:

City garden. (Native to western China)

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K. Indie Gee
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K. Indie Gee

Portland, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2014
Submitted on Aug 20, 2014

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