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Acer glabrum var. glabrum (Rocky mountain maple)
Cressler, Alan

Acer glabrum var. glabrum

Acer glabrum Torr. var. glabrum

Rocky Mountain Maple, Western Mountain Maple, Dwarf Maple

Aceraceae (Maple Family)

Synonym(s): Acer glabrum var. tripartitum, Acer glabrum var. typicum, Acer tripartitum


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Samara
Size Notes: To about 30 feet in height.
Fruit: Two joined samaras.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Flowers yellow-green.


USA: AZ , CO , ID , MT , NE , NM , NV , SD , UT , WY

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-04-26
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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