Sapindaceae (soapberry family) Acer

Acer campestre field maple

Europe, Asia Minor
Acer campestre on Stanford Ave near Dartmouth St. Sairus Patel, 16 Apr 2017

The field maple or hedge maple is distinguished by rather rounded leaf lobes and by small keys, the edges of whose two parts form a straight line. It is a rather small tree and may be cut into a hedge. Examples can be seen on the west side of Stanford Avenue near Olmsted Road.

Acer campestre leaf and samara. From: Howard E. McMinn & Evelyn Maino, An Illustrated Manual of Pacific Coast Trees

Name derivation: Acer – Latin for maple; campestre – of fields.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Family name updated from Aceraceae to Sapindaceae Oct 2017 (SP).