Acer platanoides, Norway Maple, Ivybridge, Devon

Acer platanoides, Norway Maple, Ivybridge, Devon

Observation - Acer platanoides, Norway Maple, Ivybridge, Devon - UK and Ireland. Description: Growing as a roadside plant in a wooded area. Acer saccharum, Sugar Maple, has a similar leaf shape but the leaf underside of Sugar Maple is glaucous or pale grey-green. Norway Maple has a petiole which produces milky sap when broken, which I observed. S

Growing as a roadside plant in a wooded area. Acer saccharum, Sugar Maple, has a similar leaf shape but the leaf underside of Sugar Maple is glaucous or pale grey-green. Norway Maple has a petiole which produces milky sap when broken, which I observed. Sugar Maple does not produce milky sap from a broken petiole.

There is an interesting Acer key at https://gobotany.newenglandwild.org/dkey/acer/