Red Maple Acer rubrum Linnaeus    Synonyms: Acer rubrum var. triloba.
Kingdom Plantae   >   Division Tracheophyta   >   Class Magnoliopsida   >   Order Sapindales   >   Family Sapindaceae   >   Genus Acer   

Status:

Red Maple is common throughout Maryland and widespread in a range of wet to xeric forest and woodland habitats. It often dominates in swamps and other wetlands and in successional forests, and has become dominant in the understory of various oak and hickory forest due to suppression of fire and other disturbance (Weakley, et al., 2012).

Description:

Reddish twigs and buds, reddish flowers, and red-tinged fruits distinguish this tree from other native maples.

Relationships:

Host plant for various moth species including Maple Tip Borer Moth, Serviceberry Leafroller Moth, Maple Bud Borer Moth, Maple Trumpet Skeletonizer Moth, Banded Tussock Moth, Retarded Dagger Moth, Red-bordered Emerald, Pale Beauty Moth, and American Dagger Moth (Gilligan, Wright, & Gibson, 2008).

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Red Maple in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/26/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/21/2015). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Red Maple leaves in Caroline Co., Maryland (5/31/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

A young Red Maple in Wicomico Co., Maryland (12/30/2012). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Talbot Co., Maryland (2/18/2017). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/5/2018). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

Red Maple blooming in Howard Co., Maryland (3/24/2015). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Kent Co., Maryland (3/31/2019). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

The flowers of Red maple in Harford Co., Maryland (4/7/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Red Maple growing in Kent Co., Maryland (4/1/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Red Maple growing in Kent Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Frederick Co., Maryland (4/22/2018). Photo by Robert Warren. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Kent Co., Maryland (3/23/2016). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

The fruit of a Red Maple in Charles Co., Maryland (4/5/2008). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Red Maple seeds collected in Beltsville, Maryland (4/11/2013). Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Baltimore Co., Maryland (3/20/2019). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Red Maple seeds in Washington Co., Maryland (4/16/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Baltimore Co., Maryland (2/10/2018). Photo by Sue Muller. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Kent Co., Maryland (3/31/2019). (c) Ashley M Bradford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

Red Maple seeds in Howard Co., Maryland (4/18/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Frederick Co., Maryland (3/12/2017). Photo by Jane Hill. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/14/2020). (c) Fran Toler, some rights reserved (CC BY-ND). Photo by Fran Toler via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/23/2020). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/23/2013). (c) Sam Droege, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Prince George's Co., Maryland (4/12/2013). (c) Sam Droege, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Sam Droege. (MBP list)

Red Maple blooming in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/19/2020). Photo by David Illig. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Prince George's Co., Maryland (3/24/2020). (c) Janet Gingold, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Janet Gingold via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Red Maple in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (3/30/2020). (c) robinzs, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by robinzs via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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