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.
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).