Silver Maple
Acer saccharinum Maple Family
(c) Sten Porse
(c) Darkone
(c) Sten Porse(c) Darkone

Growth Form: Tree

Flower Color: Red, Green

Leaf Arrangement: Opposite

Leaf/Leaflet Shape: Deeply lobed, Toothed

Habitat Type: Floodplain colonizers

Ecological Management Units Where Present (by number): George Robert White Environmental Conservation Center (1), West Side (3), Central Woodland (4), Successional Field (5), South Side (6), Canterbury Wetlands (7), Canterbury Brook Corridor (8), Composting Site (9), Clark-Cooper Community Gardens (10)

Total Number of EMUs: 9

Status in Massachusetts: Native

Notes: Silvery sheen to the underside of leaves




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