Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Red Maple (Acer rubrum) – Part 2

This post picks up from the earlier post that followed the flower development.

A week later, on March 20th, the seeds are visible. They are tender and ribbed.

On March 27th, they’re a little larger and the leaf bud is just developing.

On April 2nd, the seeds are larger and the leaves are emerging

On April 12th, the seeds are well developed

By April 17th, the seeds have fallen

The Red Maple is native to the Eastern United States. We have them on our place and they are common at Fort Yargo State Park.

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Distribution Maps:

- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Database: Acer rubrum (Red Maple)

Identification resources:

- Southeastern Flora: Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

- Vanderbilt University Bioimages: Acer rubrum

- Wikipedia: Acer rubrum

Related posts:

- 2010: Year Of The Wildflower

- Red Maple (Acer rubrum) – Part 1

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