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NC Native Plant Society:
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Acer pensylvanicum

Striped Maple, Moosewood, Whistlewood, Goosefoot Maple

Scientific Name:

Acer pensylvanicum

Genus:

Acer

Species Epithet:

pensylvanicum

Common Name:

Striped Maple, Moosewood, Whistlewood, Goosefoot Maple

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Sapindaceae (Soapberry Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Green

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day, Less than 2 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

May

Growing Area:

Mountains

Habitat Description:

Dry to mesic forests. Common in NC mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Striped bark.

NC mountains

The Scientific Name is Acer pensylvanicum. You will likely hear them called Striped Maple, Moosewood, Whistlewood, Goosefoot Maple. This picture shows the Striped bark. of Acer pensylvanicum

Bettina Darveaux

NC mountains

The Scientific Name is Acer pensylvanicum. You will likely hear them called Striped Maple, Moosewood, Whistlewood, Goosefoot Maple. This picture shows the  of Acer pensylvanicum

Bettina Darveaux

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

NC Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/acer-pensylvanicum/

Go Botany: https://gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/acer/pensylvanicum/

Vascular Flora of NC: https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php [type Acer pensylvanicum in the Scientific Name box, then click on the Search button]

700 Bird-friendly Plants for NC: https://nc.audubon.org/700



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