Vascular Plants - Sapindaceae - Acer:
Acer platanoides
Page Author: David Giblin
Norway maple 
Blooms: April
Habit: tree
Duration: perennial
Origin: Introduced from Europe.
Distribution: Introduced in scattered localities throughout Washington; east to Idaho, and in northeastern United States.
Habitat: Escapes from cultivation.
Species Description:

General: Spreading tree to 20 m. tall, the bark smooth and gray.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, palmately 5-lobed, the lobes sharp-pointed, with 1 or 2 sharp-pointed teeth.
Flowers: Plant monoecious; flowers many, yellow, in upright, axillary panicles, appearing before leaves.
Fruits: Samaras.
Accepted Name:
Acer platanoides L.
Synonyms:
Acer platanoides L. var. schwedleri Nichols.

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
(not treated in H&C)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of Acer platanoides specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Acer platanoides specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Acer platanoides treatment.

E-Flora BC: Acer platanoides atlas page.

CalPhotos: Acer platanoides images.

USDA Plants Database: Acer platanoides.
Additional photographs of Acer platanoides:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Richard Old

Richard Old

Richard Old

Richard Old

Richard Old

Richard Old

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

G. D. Carr, 2010

Susan McDougall, 2011
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