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Hagstrom, John

Acer rubrum L. (red maple), leaves, fall color

digital color photograph 
Digitization Status
Born digital
Photographic image
Date created
2005 – 2012
Acer rubrum L. (red maple), leaves are opposite simple 2-4" (up to 5") long and wide 3-lobed although often 5-lobed, triangular ovate lobes and sinuses are irregularly toothed (in Silver Maples the sinuses are entire), medium to dark green above, grayish to silvery beneath with hairy veins, new growth and petioles are often red, petiole is 2-4" long, leaf color is --- emerging leaves are reddish tinged gradually changing medium to dark green above with a distinct gray cast beneath, fall color varies from greenish yellow to yellow to brilliant red (usually)