Acer glabrum

Rocky Mountain Maple
Acer glabrum

Family: Soapberry (Sapindaceae)
AKA: Red Maple, Dwarf Maple
Photo taken on: July 3, 2007
Location: Taylor Canyon, GV, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Moist woods

Can grow to 25ft. Mature bark is smooth and gray, young twigs are smooth and reddish. Leaves are three-lobed and sharply toothed. Flowers are inconspicuous, yellowish green and produce winged seeds. Like their Eastern US cousins, leaves turn yellow and red in the Fall.