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Acer glabrum var. glabrum
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Mountain Maple
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Acer glabrum var. glabrum

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About Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum var. glabrum) Mountain Maple (Acer glabrum var. torreyi) is a native tree or shrub that grows in northern, southern and central California. It tends to grow in moist slopes and canyons, at elevations from 4900-9200 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type

Max. Height
20 ft (6.1 m)

Native Status

Natural Setting
Site Type
Moist slopes and canyons

Sun, Part Shade

Elevation ?
97' - 13958'

Annual Precip. ?
14.3" - 155.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.31" - 5.85"

Coldest Month ?
9.8° F - 53.9° F

Hottest Month ?
33.2° F - 78.5° F

Humidity ?
0.35 vpd - 23.57 vpd

Sunset Zones ?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 15, 16, 17

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Butterfly Gardens

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Acer glabrum var. torreyi|Acer glabrum var. greenei

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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