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Maple Identification Website?

Posted by stoloniferous 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 14, 08 at 11:25

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 isnt native. Thanks!


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RE: Maple Identification Website?

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.


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RE: Maple Identification Website?

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


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RE: Maple Identification Website?

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?


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RE: Maple Identification Website?

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


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RE: Maple Identification Website?

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.


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RE: Maple Identification Website?

Another great tree ID site is this :

Have fun!

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


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RE: Maple Identification Website?

Thanks Greenhaven! Woot!


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