Shrubs of Mount Holyokeby Karen Searcy
Taxonomy
Aceraceae
Acer pensylvanicum (Striped Maple)
Flower coloryellow-green
Number of petals5
Petal statefree
Leaf persistencedeciduous
Leaf arrangementopposite
Leaf groupingsimple
Leaf marginserrate
Leaf/leaflet shapestar-shaped
Fruit typedry
Fruit colorbrown
Flowering datesmid-May
Fruiting dateslate-June
HabitatTalus slopes, moist woods
LocalityAlong the M & M trail to the summit of Bare Mtn.
DescriptionA small understory tree to 30 feet tall with distinctive green and white striped bark. The large leaves are heart shaped at the base and have three broad lobes above the middle that taper to a long point. The lobes are about equal length. The flowers and winged fruits are produced on pendulous stalks.
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