Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Mountain Maple
Acer spicatum
Family: Aceraceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  E
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S1S2

Cool, moist, mesic woods. often associated with cool air drainages from caves, or at high elevations.

Species Description:

Flowering Period: Early May to late July.
Fruiting Period: Early August to late October.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
Flowers appear in May and June (not early spring) and are in a terminal erect panicle. Leaves are coarsely serrate (2-3 teeth per cm), pubescent beneathwith whitish hairs 0.3-1.0 mm long. Bark brownish and not striped.

Timber removal would be detrimental.

Global Range:

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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