Acer pensylvanicum (striped maple, also known as moosewood, moose maple and goosefoot maple) is a small North American species of maple. The striped maple is a sequential hermaphrodite, meaning that it can change its sex throughout its lifetime.
|Striped maple leaves, Cranberry Wilderness, West Virginia|
|Section:||Acer sect. Macrantha|
The bloom period for Acer pensylvanicum is around late spring. 
The spelling pensylvanicum is the one originally used by Linnaeus.
The natural range extends from Nova Scotia and the Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec, west to southern Ontario, Michigan, and Saskatchewan; south to northeastern Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and along the Appalachian Mountains as far south as northern Georgia.
Moosewood is an understory tree of cool, moist forests, often preferring slopes. It is among the most shade-tolerant of deciduous trees, capable of germinating and persisting for years as a small understory shrub, then growing rapidly to its full height when a gap opens up. However, it does not grow high enough to become a canopy tree, and once the gap above it closes through succession, it responds by flowering and fruiting profusely, and to some degree spreading by vegetative reproduction.
Mammals such as moose, deer, beavers, and rabbits eat the bark, particularly during the winter.
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- The Plant List, Acer pensylvanicum L.
- Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation
- Carolina Nature
- Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas
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- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
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- Little, Elbert L. (1980). The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Eastern Region. New York: Knopf. p. 575. ISBN 0-394-50760-6.
- NRCS: United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile and map: Acer pennsylvanicum
- Interactive Distribution Map of Acer pensylvanicum
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