Red Maple
Acer rubrum Maple Family
(c) Steve Hurst
(c) Steve Hurst

Growth Form: Tree

Flower Color: Red

Leaf Arrangement: Opposite

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Unlobed, Lobed, 2 lobes

Habitat Type: Old fields, mesic sites, wetlands

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), West Side (3), Successional Field (5), South Side (6), Canterbury Wetlands (7), Canterbury Brook Corridor (8), Composting Site (9)

Total Number of EMUs: 7

Status in Massachusetts: Native




Credits: Morola Adjibodou, the Boston Nature Center and the EFG Project at UMass Boston