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Green Bigtooth Maple Leaves

September 23rd, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Acer grandidentatum (Bigtooth Maple) “is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree growing to 10–15 m tall and a trunk of 20–35 cm diameter. The bark is dark brown to gray, with narrow fissures and flat ridges creating plate-like scales; it is thin and easily damaged. The leaves are opposite, simple, 6–12 cm long and broad, with three to five deep, bluntly-pointed lobes, three of the lobes large and two small ones (not always present) at the leaf base; the three major lobes each have 3–5 small subsidiary lobules. The leaves turn golden yellow to red in fall (this trait is less reliable in warmer areas).” Quoted from Acer grandidentatum (Bigtooth Maple) on Wikipedia.org. Photo taken near Red Banks in Logan Canyon Northern Utah.

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  1. September 23rd, 2009 at 09:10 | #1

    i love the way the light comes through those leaves! Fall is the only season I really miss in New Orleans. We just don’t have it here.

  2. September 23rd, 2009 at 22:15 | #2

    Thanks. Do you have any pictures of fall leaves in New Orleans?

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