Vine Maple

Wildflowers Found in Oregon

Vine Maple

Acer circinatum Shrub or scraggly small tree to 7 m tall, the sprawling branches often rooting and forming new colonies.; stems pale green, becoming dull brown with age. Leaves: Maple leaves, opposite, deciduous, round, 5-12 cm across, 7 to 9-lobes, toothed, hairy on the lower surface, hairy on the upper surface at least along the veins; becoming either golden or bright red in the autumn. Flowers: White, 6-9 mm broad; in clusters at the end of shoots. Found in moist to wet places, generally under other trees where some light reaches the forest floor, but sometimes in open areas; low to middle elevations.

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