The plant around us. Volume 1 The plant around us. Volume I - Page 5

IMFORMATION LANGUAGES ·English: sugar maple ·Spanish: arce de azúcar ·Potugese: bordo de açucar ·Albanian: panje e sheqerit ·Turkish: şeker akçaağaç ·Catalan: auró de sucre Acer saccharinum, commonly known as silver maple, is a species of maple native to eastern and central North America in the eastern United States and Canada. It is one of the most common trees in the United States. The silver maple tree is a relatively fast-growing deciduous tree, commonly reaching a height of 15– 25 m. It is often found along waterways and in wetlands, leading to the colloquial name "water maple". It is a highly adaptable tree, although it has higher sunlight requirements than other maple trees. FLOWERS These are the flowers of the Hacer saccharinum, they are red and they are attached to the braches of the tree. LEAVES These are the leaves of the acer saccharinum. They are fallen leaves. FRUIT