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Moosewood Acer pennsylvanicum (Aceraceae) HEIGHT to 14m. One of the so-called ‘snakebark maples’. BARK Green, vertically striped with reddish-brown or white; bark becomes greyer with age. BRANCHES Mainly upright. LEAVES To 15cm long and about same width, with 3 triangular forward-pointing lobes that taper to slender points; central lobe is longest. In summer leaves are rich yellow-green with a smooth upper surface and a hairy lower surface when first open. In autumn they turn a deep yellow. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Small yellow-green flowers, in pendulous racemes, appear in spring with leaves. Greenish fruits are about 2.5cm long and have downcurved wings. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Native of N America, planted here for its autumn colours.