|Large shrub or small tree; up to 15 M tall; brown twigs and branches. (Bigtooth Maple, Wasatch Maple)|
Large shrub or usually a small tree which grows on moist canyon sides, along streams or in ravines which are surrounded by sage brush. Extra large specimens may grow to 50 feet tall and 1 foot in diameter.
The apetalous flowers are about the size of a dime, yellowish in color, not showy, and are bisexual.
The 2-winged, u-shaped fruits form an angle of about 120 degrees. These are eaten by rodents.
Can be recognized by:
1. Three lobed leaves with blunt or rounded teeth and sinuses.
2. Leaves turn reddish-orange in the fall.
Montana to Idaho, south to Texas and Arizona.
H ills, ravines, sometimes along streams.
The trunks can be tapped for syrup.