Acer rubrum Linnaeus var. trilobum Torrey & A. Gray ex K. Koch. Section: Rubra. Carolina Red Maple. Phen: Jan-Mar; Feb-Jun. Hab: Wetlands, especially peaty, acid sites. Dist: Primarily a Southeastern Coastal Plain variety, the range of var. trilobum is unclear, possibly extending well inland and northward.
Origin/Endemic status: Native
Syn: = F, Il, K1, K3, K4, NY, Tx, Murray (1970); = Rufacer carolinianum – S; < Acer rubrum – C, GW2, NcTx, NE, Pa, RAB, Tn, Va, WH3; < Acer rubrum var. rubrum – Ar, G, Mo2