Bigleaf maple

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Acer macrophyllus bigleaf maple

MAPLE Family

Habitat: along waterways in shrub-steppe and montane forests, low to-mid elevations on eastside Cascades. Common on west-side of Cascades. 60-80 feet tall

Leaves: Deciduous, opposite, simple & 5-lobed with terminal lobe . Often 3-lobed, green above, pale below. Leaf 8-12 inches long with stalk 10-12 inches long.

Fruits: a “maple key” with wings 1-2 inches long , & a hairy seed covering.

Bark: brown-grey with furrows on older trees