Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales
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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.
Habitat: Suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora
Non-native: east Asia
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
Petioles 2-6cm long
Sepals purplish-red, petals pale yellow to pinkish-white
8 exserted stamens
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras
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