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Plant Name:

Red Maple

Scientific Name:

Acer rubrum


Red Maple is a deciduous tree with distinctive red flowers, red fruit, and red or orange fall foliage. It has opposite, palmate leaves and is widely distributed in North America.


Forests, wetlands, stream banks, swamps


Provides habitat and food for wildlife species

Growing Conditions:

Moist to wet soil, sun to part shade


Ornamental landscaping, shade tree

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Sap can be tapped and used to make syrup

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Fun Facts:

Red Maple is one of the most common and widespread trees in eastern North America. Its sap can be used to make maple syrup.

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