Acer rubrum Linnaeus var. rubrum . Section: Rubra. Phen: Jan-Mar; Feb-Jul. Hab: Upland deciduous forests, up to at least 1500m elevation, moist bottomlands and slopes. Dist: This variety is the most widespread and common in our area; indeed it is one of the most ubiquitous and common trees of e. North America.
ID notes:Fall color yellow, orange, to red.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Taxonomy Comments: Whether the varieties of A. rubrum are worthy of recognition is a matter of disagreement; I choose here to try to distinguish them.
Other Comments: It is probably more abundant than formerly, because of its weedy abilities. Overall, it ranges throughout e. North America.
Synonymy: = F, Il, K1, K3, K4, NY, Tx, Murray (1970); = Rufacer rubrum (L.) Small – S; < Acer rubrum L. – C, Fl4, GW2, Mi, NcTx, NE, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3; < Acer rubrum L. var. rubrum – Ar, G, Mo2