Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3849

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Andro-monoecious

Non-native: east Asia
Documented growing wild in - NC -

Waif(s)

Look for it in suburban woodlands; it is frequently planted, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite
Petioles 2-6cm long

FLOWER:
Spring
Sepals purplish-red, petals pale yellow to pinkish-white
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals
8 exserted stamens

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

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Acer palmatum   FAMILY Sapindaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer palmatum   FAMILY Aceraceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Japanese Maple


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picture of -, image of Acer palmatum

Keith Bradley    kab_acer_palmatum_77855

June    Polk County    NC

This species is a famous small ornamental tree with many cultivars, per Flora of China.