Thursday, June 10, 2021

Vine Maple

“Those are odd maple leaves,” commented Erika as we strolled along the Kennedy Flats logging road on 3 June 2021. Google and iNaturalist had no hesitation identifying this bushy tree as a Vine Maple--Acer circinatum. This species is native along the American west coast, from southern British Columbia to northern California. Cultivated plants are occasionally found elsewhere. The shrub gets its name from its habit of sprouting from its tip if it gets bent over to the ground.

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