Acer truncatum, Painted Maple

Size: tree, 25-30' average height at maturity

Buds: terminal imbricate reddish brown .25" long, laterals much smaller

Leaves: deciduous, opposite or alternate, 3-5" wide, less tall, simple, 5 lobes, usually straight across base of bottom lobes (ie. truncate), untoothed margins, may be wavy, dark green, lighter on underside, often purple-edged when young

Twigs: shiny red-brown, leaf scars form point

Flowers: monoecious, yellow-green, visible but subtle

Fruit: double samara

Bark: gray-brown, doubly fissured, rougher than any other maple