Field Maple - Acer campestre


    Bush or tree to 20 metres - leaves rather small 4 to 7 cm across. Leaves 3 to 5 lobed, the lobes oblong, blunt, generally untoothed. Flowers greenish yellow 5 to 6 mm in small, erect hairy clusters borne with the leaves. Fruits with horizontal wings.

    Identification difficulty

    Open woods, hedgerows and coppices.

    When to see it

    April and May.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Common as far north as Cumbria and Durham scarcer further north

    VC55 Status

    Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 562 of the 617 tetrads.

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