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mountain maple

a shrub, Acer spicatum, of eastern North America, having small, greenish-yellow flowers and winged fruit, the foliage turning to orange and scarlet in autumn.
Origin of mountain maple
1775-85, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Hazelnut, blueberry, mountain maple and big leaf aster are common understory species.
  • The dense shrub and sapling layer is primarily beaked hazelnut, red maple, and mountain maple with blueberry and sweet fern.
  • Thickets of mountain maple and alder are found in some areas.
  • Rocky mountain maple is a native tree or large shrub with yellow fall color.
  • More and more they are being forced to cut alder, mountain maple, and other less-preferred food.
  • Dominant shrubs include alternate-leaved dogwood, mountain maple, and witch hazel.

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