Vine Maple “Acer circinatum”

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Vine Maple “Acer circinatum” Maple Family (Aceraceae).  Perennial, small tree up to 25 feet, leaves have 7-9 lobes and toothed, flowers in clusters of 3-12, petals greenish white with deep red sepals, winged seed (samaras).  Spring flowering, common along streams in Western OR & WA.   Photo:  Rainier, Or. 5/16/2008

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