Maple Identification Website?

stoloniferous(6)March 14, 2008

Can anybody point me to a website with photographs of different types of maples? I would like to identify the maple that is growing in my front yard. Alas, I suspect it isnÂt native. Thanks!

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bob64(6)

No website is coming to mind but Norway Maple tends to have big leaves and a white (Elmer's Glue-like) sap in the leaf stems.

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 2:23PM
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esh_ga

Not sure if this will help, but see what you think. It at least gives you the scientific names of many of them, especially the native ones. Once it leafs out, you can always scan a leaf and post it on the Name that Plant forum.

Here is a link that might be useful: Maples at USDA

    Bookmark   March 14, 2008 at 3:34PM
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stoloniferous(6)

Thanks for the suggestions. I guess this tree will be easier to identify in a few weeks when the sap is really flowing and the leaves are out.

Does Norway Maple come in a variety with dark purple-ish leaves?

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 9:25AM
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esh_ga

Yes, that is the Norway maple cultivar 'Crimson King'.

    Bookmark   March 15, 2008 at 1:14PM
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stoloniferous(6)

Ugh. Well, at least it's not a big tree yet. And if we take it out, that'll mean room for the fruit trees we want. . . Thanks Esh.

    Bookmark   March 16, 2008 at 8:02AM
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greenhaven(SW MI z6)

Another great tree ID site is this :

Have fun!

Here is a link that might be useful: a dichotomous tree key

    Bookmark   March 21, 2008 at 3:18PM
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stoloniferous(6)

Thanks Greenhaven! Woot!

    Bookmark   March 22, 2008 at 7:55PM
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