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Acer pensylvanicum (striped maple, also known as moosewood and moose maple) is a small North American species of maple.
The spelling pensylvanicum is the one originally used by Linnaeus.
The natural range extends from Nova Scotia and the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec, west to southern Ontario, Michigan, and Saskatchewan; south to northeastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and along the Appalachian Mountains as far south as northern Georgia.
Moosewood is an understory tree of cool, moist forests, often preferring slopes. It is among the most shade-tolerant of deciduous trees, capable of germinating and persisting for years as a small understory shrub, then growing rapidly to its full height when a gap opens up. However, it does not grow high enough to become a canopy tree, and once the gap above it closes through succession, it responds by flowering and fruiting profusely, and to some degree spreading by vegetative reproduction.
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- Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
- Carolina Nature
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas
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- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
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