Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Acer rubrum Linnaeus var. rubrum . Section: Rubra. Eastern Red Maple. 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.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = F, Il, K1, K3, K4, NY, Tx, Murray (1970); = Rufacer rubrum – S; < Acer rubrum – C, Fl4, GW2, Mi, NcTx, NE, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, W, WH3; < Acer rubrum var. rubrum – Ar, G, Mo2

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