Acer pensylvanicum (Moose-bark)
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Also known as: Moosewood, Striped Maple
Native: North-east N. America around New England, Quebec and Wisconsin, south to Georgia, often forming the undergrowth of forests
Location: Cultivated for ornament in other northern states and also in Europe, as its striped bark and pretty fruits make it a most decorative tree.
Leaves are large and variable but always with three forward-pointing lobes and bright green when young, turning red in autumn. Leaf-stalks are usually pinkish, rather than red.
Flowers are abundant, opening in May on long drooping spikes 15cm long.
Fruit have wings 2.5cm long.