About This Plant

Field maple (Acer campestre) is a deciduous tree native to Europe and parts of Asia. It’s known for its distinctive five-lobed leaves and winged seeds. Field maples are often used in hedges and windbreaks, provide habitat and food for wildlife, and their wood has various applications.

The Story

Leaf

The leaves are palmate and usually have five lobes. They are green in colour and turn yellow in the fall. The leaf margins are serrated.

Produce

In spring, field maples produce small, inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in dense clusters called corymbs. The fruit of Acer campestre is a paired samara, each containing a single seed. These samaras have a characteristic helicopter-like structure and mature in late summer or early fall.
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