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Acer saccharinum L.

Mount Usu / Sarobetsu post-mined peatland
From left: Crater basin in 1986 and 2006. Cottongrass / Daylily

Acer L. (カエデ)
Ginyoukaede (ギンヨウカエデ, 銀葉楓), silver maple, creek maple, silverleaf maple, soft maple, water maple, swamp maple or white maple
Lifeform: fast-growing deciduous tree
Distribution: the eastern parts of North America
Habitat: wetlands (湿原) influenced by flooding (氾濫)
Seed dispersal: wind by U-shaped wings
Leaf: silvery underneath
Use: street tree

Acer dasycarpum Ehrh.
Acer saccharinum L. var. laciniatum Pax, discard
Acer saccharinum L. var. wieri Rehder, discard


Acer saccharinum transplanted in Hokkaido

Acer1 Acer2 Acer3
[1-3] at a park near JR Obihiro Station, eastern Hokkaido, on June 6 2014.