Acer rubrum L.
Common Name: RED MAPLE

Coefficient of Conservatism: 1
Coefficient of Wetness: 0
Wetness Index: FAC
Physiognomy: Nt Tree
Acer rubrum ex W. H. Wagner slide collection

In almost all sorts of forests and savannas, commonly in moist forests and swamps (deciduous and coniferous) throughout the state; northward, most often in upland forests and dry sandy forests of plains, dunes, and hills (often with aspens, oaks, and/or pines). Sprouts readily after fire or cutting, and clumps of smooth gray young trunks (from old stumps) are often common in the dry cut- and burned-over forests of northern Michigan.

This is a well-named tree, for the flowers, young fruit, and autumn foliage are a brilliant red. This and silver maple are among the first plants to bloom in the spring. Red maple is also often planted as a shade tree.

Locations

Alcona County
Alger County
Allegan County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Arenac County
Baraga County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Cass County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Eaton County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Gladwin County
Gogebic County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Iosco County
Iron County
Isabella County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Montcalm County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Osceola County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
St. Clair County
St. Joseph County
Tuscola County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. October 24, 2014. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2654.