Norway maple

(Acer platanoides)

Conservation Status
Norway maple
 
  IUCN Red List

not listed

     
  NatureServe

NNA - Not applicable

SNA - Not applicable

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
Weed Status
   
 

Invasive

     
           
Wetland Indicator Status
     
  Great Plains

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Midwest

UPL - Obligate upland

     
  Northcentral & Northeast

UPL - Obligate upland

     
           
 
Description
 
 

The buds are purple or green with a purplish tint. The winged seeds are produced in pairs that diverge at nearly a 180° angle.

 
     
 

Height

 
 

40 to 60

 
     
 

Record

 
 

No records are kept for nonnative species.

 
     
 

Flower Color

 
 

Green

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
  Sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum) sap is not milky.  
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Residential areas

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Flowering

 
 

April to May

 
     
 

Pests and Diseases

 
 

Tar Spot (Rhytisma acerinum) forms few large black spots on maple leaves.

 
     
 
Use
 
 

 

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Distribution Map

 

Sources

2, 4, 22.

 
  2/6/2014      
         
 

Nativity

 
 

Native to Europe and Asia. Introduced into the United States as a landscape tree. Escaped cultivation and naturalized. Invasive.

 
         
 

Occurrence

 
 

 

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Kingdom Plantae (green algae and land plants)  
  Subkingdom Viridiplantae (green plants)  
  Infrakingdom Streptophyta (land plants and green algae)  
  Superdivision Embryophyta (land plants)  
  Division Tracheophyta (vascular plants)  
  Subdivision Spermatophytina (seed plants)  
  Class Magnoliopsida (flowering plants)  
  Superorder Rosanae  
 

Order

Sapindales (soapberries, cashews, mahoganies, and allies)  
 

Family

Sapindaceae (soapberry)  
  Subfamily Hippocastanoideae  
  Tribe Acereae  
 

Genus

Acer (maple)  
  Section Platanoidea  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Acer platanoides var. schwedleri

 
       
 

Common Names

 
 

Norway maple

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Tree

 

Norway maple

 

   
       

Leaves

  Norway maple    
       

Fruit

  Norway maple    
       
       

 

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Slideshows
   
  Acer platenoides
Blake C. Willson
 
  Acer platenoides  
 
About

Norway Maple

 
     
  Norway Maple
J.Steinbock
 
  Norway Maple  
     
  Acer platanoides - Norway Maple
Virens (Latin for greening)
 
  Acer platanoides - Norway Maple  
     
  Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Bill Keim
 
  Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)  

 

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Other Videos
 
  Trees with Don Leopold - Norway maple
ESFTV
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 26, 2011

No description available.

   
       
  Norway Maple
CRISPvide0
 
   
 
About

Published on Jun 25, 2012

Learn how to distinguish Norway Maple from other maples such as sugar maple!

   
       
  Identifying Norway Maple
Harper Adams
 
   
 
About

Published on Oct 8, 2013

Senior Lecturer at Harper Adams University, Jim Waterson, explains how to identify Norway Maple (Acer platanoides).

   
       
  Acer platanoides
wander van laar
 
   
 
About

Published on May 9, 2014

No description available.

   
       
  Norway Maple
MiWilderness
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Aug 1, 2011

Complete maple series here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL30F3DDE2845602EA Norway maple is sometimes confused with sugar or black maples due to the lack of teeth on the margins of the leaves, but it can be easily distinguished from sugar maples by both the seeds and the bark among other things.

   
       

 

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