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NC Native Plant Society:
Plant Details

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

Bettina Darveaux

NC mountains

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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