of eastern North America, having small, greenish-yellow flowers and winged fruit, the foliage turning to orange and scarlet in autumn.
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.