Japanese Maple

Scientific Name: Acer palmatum
Genus: Acer
Family: Aceraceae

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These are small trees and shrubs from Japan and Korea. The foliage is brightly colored and the leaves are deeply cut with long serrated lobes.

(Most Japanese maples are too small to be shown on our maps, but they’re a common shrub around campus.)