Photographer: Derek Anderson
Acer spicatum Lam.
Acer: the classical Latin name for the maple
|Plant: ||perennial tree/shrub single or in clumps usually less than 20' tall; twigs mostly greenish and covered with fine hairs; bark greenish to dark but without white stripes|
|Flower: ||bloom when or after leaves open; in an erect, long-stalked cluster (panicle)|
|Fruit:||matures in mid-summer or fall; wings almost at right angles |
|Leaf:||opposite, undivided, softly hairy below, usually 3-lobed, indentations (sinuses) between main lobes sharp; edges coarsely toothed with 6-9 per inch|