striped maple Aceraceae Acer pensylvanicum
Leaf:Opposite, simple, orbicular, 5 to 8 inches long, 3-lobed (resembles a goose foot), serrated margin; green above and paler below.
Flower:Species is dioecious; yellow-green, bellshaped, 1/4 inch long, appear in long, hanging slender clusters in late spring.
Fruit:Paired, wide-spreading samaras, 3/4 to 1 inch long, in hanging clusters, ripen in late summer and early fall.
Twig:Moderately stout, green changing to red or reddish brown, smooth; reddish buds narrowly ovoid, stalked, valvate.
Bark:When young, smooth gray-green with prominent white lengthwise stripes, older bark becomes reddish brown.
Form:Small tree or large shrub up to 30 feet tall.