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Vine Maple

Acer circinatum

Native

A shrub or small tree, growing up to 20 meters tall. It is mostly restricted to southwestern British Columbia, particularly at low to mid elevations. Vine maple occurs most frequently on moist soils, rich in nitrogen, particularly along the banks of streams and wet sites. It can live in the shade but also occurs in openings in the forest. it has a short, crooked trunk, with twisted, spreading limbs and a low, irregularly shaped crown.

Leaf

Almost circular, 3-10 cm across, lobes are triangular, with sharp single or double teeth pale green beneath and downy in spring becoming hairless; red or yellow in autumn.

Bark

Thin, greenish becoming bright reddish-brown, smooth or sometimes with shallow cracks.

Fruit/Seed

winged seeds, 2 to 4 centimetres long, joined in pairs and borne in a cluster; the wings of the seeds are spread widely.

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