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collage of Red Maple and Mountain Maple

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) vs. Mountain Maple (Acer spicatum)

Updated December 4th, 2019

These plants can overlap in habitat, and are confused because both have serrated leaf margins, and both can have reddish petioles. They are easily distinguished by leaf texture and flowering date and appearance. Red maple has a variable leaf shape that sometimes looks like that of mountain maple.

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