Norway Maple Acer platanoides
Maple or Aceraceae family

Leaves are opposite, toothed and lobed. The lobes are u-shaped. Norway maple leaves tend to be wider than they are long. Broken leafstalks show milky sap at the ends.
Flowers are yellow and bloom in April to early May.
Samaras are very wide, like the leaves.

Bark tends to be smooth (like beech) as young bark and vertically ridged (more like white ash) as it matures.
Form/Habitat Norway is often a planted species along streets and near buildings. There is a cultivated variety with maroon leaves.
Winter identification:Look for opposite twigs, and plump, purplish buds.
NWI Status: FACU

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