Big Leaf Maple

Acer macro phyllum

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Big Leaf Maple Leaf

Physical Description


- Often 80 feet tall

- Fruit paired 2.5 to 4 cm long

- Young, smooth and gray-brown

- Old, rough and red-brown

- Leaves come out at 5 main points

- Leaves 15-30 cm around

- Leaves range, green to red depending on season
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Big Leaf Maple

Habitat

- Coarse, gravelly, moist soils

- Near river, lake, stream or...

- Seepage areas

- Cool habitats

Kingdom: Plant

Phylum/Division: Angiosperms

Class: Eudicots

Order: Sapindales

Family: Sapindaceae

Genus: Acer

Species: Acer macro phyllum

Location

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Additional Information


- Is a moderate allergen

- Lives 180-200 years

- Flowers produced in spring

- Flowers used in salad

- Sap is type of maple syrup

- Wood used in musical instruments

References

http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/hfd/library/documents/TREEBOOK/bigleafmaple.htm

http://bss.sfsu.edu/holzman/courses/fall01%20projects/acermac.htm

http://www.fs.fed.us/pnw/forests/west-cascade/douglas-fir/mature/trees/bigleaf-maple.shtml