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Mint Wash - Tr 345
Sue Smith
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Granite Mtn - Tr 345
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Plant Description

Origin: Native
General Description: Deciduous. Broad, rounded dense crown. Grows rapidly as a cultivated large shade tree. Relatively short lived. In nature, more likely to be a multi-trunk shrub, 10 to 15 feet. Has widest range of all North American maples.
Identification notes: Broadleaf tree, rounded, often multi-stemmed; leaves opposite, compound with 3 to 5 toothed, ovate to elliptical leaflets, terminal leaflet long stalked; leaf surfaces hairy at first, bright green, lighter green below, yellow-brown in fall.
Height: 50 feet     Width: 50 feet


Habitat

Habitat Description: Riparian habitats and other wet wooded areas.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 3200 - 8000 feet


Flowers

Color: Yellowish-green   Shape: Regular in elongated clusters    Tubular: N   Flowering Period: Apr - May
Description: Female inflorescences are droopy, aggregates of cup-like, 3/16 inch long flowers that lack petals and stamens and have exserted stigmas. Male flowers are in flat-topped clusters and have long exserted stamens.


Leaves

Leaf Color: Green   Type: Compound   Shape: Round or oval   Margin: Toothed   Attachment: Opposite   Hairs: N
Description: Leaves are pinnately compound. Bright green above and light green, hairy beneath, thick, 6 inches long with 3 to 7 toothed leaflets to 4 inches long. Turns yellowish-brown in fall.


Fruit

Color: Brown   Type: Winged   Description: 2-paired winged seed cases to 1-1/2 inches long, paired, clustered and V-shaped.


Bark/Branches

Bark Color: Gray to light brown   Bark Texture (Mature): Rough   Bark and Branch Description: Trunk may reach 2-1/2 feet in diameter.
Spines, thorns or prickles: N

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