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Acer campestre

Erable champêtre
Field Maple

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

green

Flower size

1-6 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Palmate

Height

12 m

Description

Deciduous, native to much of Europe. The wood is white, hard and strong. Although not much used, it is suitable for furniture, flooring, wood turning and musical instruments.

Flowers

The flowers are greenish-yellow in clusters of 10, each cluster 3-9 cm long.

Leaves

Palmate leaf has lobes radiating from a base point. 5 blunt, rounded lobes, the midrib of the lobes radiate from a base point. The leaves are 4-8 cm long, 5-10 cm wide and ooze a milky sap. They turn yellow to red in autumn.

Fruits Seeds

Samaras: a cluster of 2-winged nuts aligned at 180º.

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