Acer saccharinum
Silver Maple
Silver Maple seedlings need no period of dormancy before they germinate; hence, in heavy fruiting years (usually springs that do not have a late frost), samaras that lodge in compost-laden gutters may germinate and further clog water drainage from these structures. This image actually shows seedlings growing in the gutter.
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Feature: Fruits

Category: Trees

Family: Aceraceae
Genus: Acer
Specific Epithet: saccharinum
Species: Acer saccharinum

Alternate Common: Soft Maple


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