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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/7/08):
Acer rubrum var. rubrum FAMILY Sapindaceae
PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer rubrum var. rubrum FAMILY Aceraceae
VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 115-01-004:
Acer rubrum FAMILY Aceraceae
Eastern Red Maple
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JK Marlow jkm0502b_20
February Greenville County SC
Flowers appear before the leaves in dense axillary clusters, per The Native Maples of Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2003).
COMPARE flowers of Maple species
JK Marlow jkm0403p_28
March Greenville County SC
Bunched Arrowhead Heritage Preserve
The Red Maples provide a hint of red in the early-Spring grey treeline
Patrick D. McMillan pdmarubrum_clems2
March Pickens County SC
Perianth usually red, 1-3mm long. Anthers 1.5-2mm long, filaments erect, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow s040404_d
April Greenville County SC
Fruit is the familiar double samara, with wings 3/4" long, per The Native Maples of Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2003).
JK Marlow s041027_g
October Henderson County NC
DuPont State Forest
Sinuses are V-shaped, varying in size, irregularly serrate, per Native Trees of the Southeast, An Identification Guide.
COMPARE leaves of Mapleleaf Viburnum and Red Maple
JK Marlow jkm0411h_31
November Pickens County SC
Leaves of Red Maple; trunks of Tulip Poplar