Snakebark Maple - Acer davidii
The amazing striated bark, which is reminiscent of the skin of a snake, is a mix of reds, greens and white. Pale yellow flowers appear in spring, followed by pendulous winged fruits. It has large mid-green, slightly glossy, toothed leaves.
Sometimes planted as an ornamental.
Flowers in spring.
Occasional, widespread, scattered records in Britain.
Uncommon or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not included in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
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