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.
Open woods, hedgerows and coppices.
April and May.
Common as far north as Cumbria and Durham scarcer further north
Very common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 562 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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