Bigleaf Maple

Scientific Name: Acer macrophyllum
Genus: Acer
Family: Aceraceae

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Also known as the Oregon Maple, it has the largest leaves (15 inches across) of all maples. It is abundant in western Oregon and is distinguished by its beautiful autumn colors of yellow, gold, and copper. It can become a massive, beautiful tree, with nice spring blossoms.