OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Acer rubrum var. trilobum   FAMILY Sapindaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer rubrum var. trilobum   FAMILY Aceraceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 115-01-004?:
Acer rubrum   FAMILY Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rufacer carolinianum

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple


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image of Acer rubrum var. trilobum, Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_acca9_001_lvd

        

image of Acer rubrum var. trilobum, Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_rubrum_trilobum_2

March        

Acer rubrum var. trilobum fruits can also be yellow, per The Native Maples of Georgia. Tipularia (Ware, 2003).

image of Acer rubrum var. trilobum, Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_rubrum_trilobum_3

June        

Leaves unlobed or 3(5)-lobed, the central lobe 1-5cm long, lateral 0.5-2(3)cm, per Weakley's Flora.


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image of Acer rubrum var. trilobum, Carolina Red Maple, Trident Red Maple

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_a_rubrum_trilobum_5

July        

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (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) 115-01-004?:
Acer rubrum   FAMILY Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Rufacer carolinianum

 

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3594

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious, dioecious, or polygamous

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont & Mountains)

Habitat: Wetlands, especially peaty, acid sites, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
Red (sometimes yellow)
Unisexual or bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Red
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

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