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Acer glabrum var. douglasii

Acer glabrum Torr. var. douglasii (Hook.) Dippel

Douglas Maple

Aceraceae (Maple Family)

Synonym(s): Acer douglasii, Acer glabrum ssp. douglasii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (I?), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Margin: Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Inflorescence: Corymb
Fruit Type: Samara
Leaf: Green
Autumn Foliage: yes
Size Class: 12-36 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Apr , May


USA: AK , CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Distribution: Low to mid elevation, Alaska south.
Native Habitat: Rocky Bluff,Lakeshores

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low


Use Other: Aboriginal people in the Interior soaked the green wood and heated it, then molded it into the desired shape for snowshoe frames, masks, rattles, fishing hoops. The Thompson people used the stringy inner bark to make twine and other peoples used it for making rope and mats.
Interesting Foliage: yes

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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Acer glabrum var. douglasii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Acer glabrum var. douglasii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Acer glabrum var. douglasii


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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