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Bigtooth Maple102 locationsPlant
.: RedRoxx44 :.
Nov 14 2005
South Fork of Cave Creek #243
Featured Detail Photo mini map Featured Full Photo.: PrestonSands :.
Jun 28 2009
Sardine Trail #10
Magnoliophyta - Flowering plant
FamilyAceraceae - Maple
Elevation4700 - 7000
Prime BloomNone
BloomsApr - Jan
FoliageYes
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Acer grandidentatum

Common Names
aka western American Bigtooth Maple, Canyon maple.

Flowers
insignificant hairy, yellow flowers in the spring. followed by the production of 1" long winged seeds.

Description
Native. large, deciduous tree. up to 50' tall. broad, spreading canopy of 25' to 35'. irregular silhouette. grayish-brown bark. leaves are 3" to 6", lustrous dark green, lobed, with a pale underside. the leaves are noted for their brilliance in Autumn when they change to shades of red, orange and yellow before dropping.

Comments
treated as a variety or subspecies of Sugar Maple by some botanists. Source: US Forest Service. FOR FALL FOLIAGE - look in the HAZ Hike Index under Perks - Autumn for trails and dates.
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
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