||Large tree with rough bark. Leaves with 5
lobes, deeply notched between the three upper lobes. Lobes
with pointed sublobes. Flowers small, yellowish, on long
stalks. Furits are paired samaras, sharply bent down,
forming a "helicopter." Blooms in early spring.
Leaves turn yellow to orange in the fall.
Native tree of
mature forests. Common in Wildwood's forests.
Silver maple has leaves with very deep notches and teeth, and
the samaras that curve downward.
Red maple also has toothed leaves and usually 3 major lobes, and two small ones.