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Field Maple

Acer campestre

Plant Data

Order:
Sapindales
Family:
Sapindaceae (Maple)
Type:
Deciduous tree
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Pink, 5 petals
 
Yellowish-green, erect clusters.
Fruit:
Winged fruit (keys or samaras), similar-looking to the fruit of Sycamore. The fruits are arranged in opposite pairs and each contains two winged nutlets.
Leaves:
A deciduous tree with leaves that turn yellow or red in autumn. The lobed leaves are similar to but smaller than the leaves of Sycamore trees. The have 5 blunt lobes and are untoothed.
Maximum Size:
25 metres tall
Foraging Notes:
The sugary sap of the Field Maple can be made into syrup.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Common Maple, European Maple, Hedge Maple.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Hedgerows, parkland, woodland.