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  Acer nigrum F.Michx. image
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Family Aceraceae
Acer nigrum F.Michx.
black maple
Acer: the classical Latin name for the maple
nigrum: Latin for "black"
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Status: Native
Plant: perennial tree up to 150' tall; juice watery; bark dark, thick, mostly deeply furrowed plates
Fruit:winged, paired fruit; fruit drawing
Leaf:opposite, undivided but 5, or more often, 3 shallow lobes; indentations (sinuses) between main lobes rounded; the edges and tips usually drooping; dark above and lighter below with fine hairs
Habitat: moist, often along streams
Notes: very similar to Acer saccharum (hard maple) except for coarser bark and drooping leaf edges

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All Acer list Google- Images or Text
Acer nigrum F.Michx. var. palmeri Sarg.
Acer saccharum Marshall subsp. nigrum (F.Michx.) Desmarais
Acer saccharum Marshall var. nigrum (F.Michx.) Britton
Acer saccharum Marshall var. viride (Schmidt) E.Murray
Saccharodendron nigrum (F.Michx.) Small

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