OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Hovering over an image will enlarge it and point out features (works better on desktop than on mobile).

camera icon A camera indicates there are pictures.
speaker icon A speaker indicates that a botanical name is pronounced.
plus sign icon A plus sign after a Latin name indicates that the species is further divided into varieties or subspecies.

Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 15 taxa in the family Aceraceae, Maple family, as understood by Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

arrow

range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Box Elder, Ash-leaved Maple, River Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer negundo var. negundo   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Acer negundo var. negundo   FAMILY: Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer negundo 115-01-001   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Riverbanks, swamps, bottomlands, also upslope on calcareous substrates

Common (uncommon in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Mountain Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer spicatum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer spicatum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer spicatum 115-01-002   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: High elevation forests (northern hardwoods or spruce-fir), generally above 1500 m in NC, above 900 m in VA, especially common in periglacial boulderfields

Uncommon (rare in GA & SC)

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Striped Maple, Moosewood

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer pensylvanicum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer pensylvanicum 115-01-003   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Dry to mesic forests

Common in NC, uncommon in GA, rare in SC

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Eastern Red Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer rubrum var. rubrum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer rubrum var. rubrum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer rubrum 115-01-004   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Upland deciduous forests, up to at least 1500m elevation, moist bottomlands and slopes

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon Common Name: Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer rubrum var. trilobum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer rubrum var. trilobum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer rubrum 115-01-004?   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Wetlands, especially peaty, acid sites

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Silver Maple, Soft Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer saccharinum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer saccharinum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharinum 115-01-005   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Bottomlands, riverbanks, and disturbed areas

Uncommon (south of NC, more often an escape from cultivation than a native)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Sugar Maple, Hard Maple, Sugar-tree

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer saccharum var. saccharum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer saccharum var. saccharum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum 115-01-006a   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Cove forests, other rich forests, especially over mafic and calcareous rocks, on calcareous soils common and typical in dry-mesic forests and dry woodlands as well, less typically extending to high elevation northern hardwood forests where sometimes in acidic situations (as in Highlands County, VA), in parts of the Piedmont perhaps more common as an introduction by ornamental planting than as a native, at least south of VA

Common (rare in Piedmont south of VA, where perhaps only introduced)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Southern Sugar Maple, Florida Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer floridanum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (MISAPPLIED) PLANTS National Database: Acer barbatum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharum ssp. floridanum 115-01-006b   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Bottomland forests, mesic slopes, especially common over mafic or calcareous rocks, but not at all limited to such situations

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Chalk Maple, Small Chalk Maple, White-bark Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer leucoderme   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer leucoderme   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharum ssp. leucoderme 115-01-006c   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Rocky slopes and bluffs, particularly over mafic or calcareous rock, on the Gulf Coast in floodplains

Uncommon (rare in Mountains & Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Black Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer nigrum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer nigrum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Acer saccharum ssp. nigrum 115-01-006d   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Riverbanks, streambanks, cove forests, river slope forests, especially over calcareous rocks

Rare in GA & NC

Native to North Carolina & Georgia

 


range map

camera icon Common Name: Trident Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) -   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

PLANTS National Database: Acer buergerianum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Non-native: China

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Amur Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer ginnala   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer ginnala   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Cultivated, rarely and sparingly escaped to roadsides, disturbed areas, and suburban woodlands

Rare

Non-native: east Asia

 


need drawing of Acer palmatum, Japanese Maple need picture of Acer palmatum, Japanese Maple need picture Acer palmatum, Japanese Maple need picture of Acer palmatum, Japanese Maple image of Acer palmatum, Japanese Maple
range map

camera icon Common Name: Japanese Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer palmatum   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer palmatum   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands

Waif(s)

Non-native: east Asia

 


range map

camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Norway Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer platanoides   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Acer platanoides   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands, disturbed forests, hedgerows

Rare in our area, a noxious weed tree in much of the northeast US

Non-native: Europe

 


range map

camera icon Common Name: Sycamore Maple, Planetree Maple

Weakley's Flora: (4/24/22) Acer pseudoplatanus   FAMILY: Sapindaceae

PLANTS National Database: Acer pseudoplatanus   FAMILY: Aceraceae

 

Habitat: Suburban woodlands

Widely planted in our area, esp in mtns; northward it is a noxious weed tree

Non-native: Europe

 


Your search found 15 taxa. You are on page PAGE 1 out of 1 pages.


"It is curious that the news media have drawn our attention to the loss of tropical forests yet have been silent when it comes to how we have devastated our own forests here in the temperate zone." — Douglas W. Tallamy, Bringing Nature Home