Match the Maples

Everyone recognizes the glorious leaf on the Canadian flag; the iconic maple leaf forever! Did you know that there are over 125 species of Acer trees and 10 of them are native to Canada? Can you tell one maple from another?

QUIZ TIME!

Let’s see who really knows their maple trees. Match the maple leaves pictured below with the correct species of maple tree.

MAPLE TREES

Norway maple

1

  • AMUR
Japanese Maple

2

"2014-10-30 10 08 26 Red Maple foliage during autumn along Dunmore Avenue in Ewing, New Jersey" by Famartin - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

3

  • CRIMSON KING
Silver Maple

4

  • JAPANESE
Manitoba Maple

5

  • MANITOBA
Striped Maple; Image Source http://goo.gl/pKuhPG

6

5

7

  • NORWAY
Amur maple: Image Source; http://goo.gl/7ieLtq

8

  • RED
  • SILVER
"Acer-pseudoplatanus" by user:JoJan - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

9

 

  • STRIPED
Sugar Maple Image Source; http://goo.gl/1I4pFP

10

  • SUGAR
  • SYCAMORE

 

* 5 BONUS POINTS FOR IDENTIFYING WHICH MAPLE TREES ARE NATIVE TO ONTARIO

** 2 EXTRA BONUS POINTS FOR IDENTIFYING INVASIVE MAPLES TO ONTARIO

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3 Responses to Match the Maples

  1. Pam cook says:

    Amur maple #8 native
    Crimson king #7 invasive
    Japanese #2
    Manitoba #5 I invasive and native
    Norway #1 invasive
    Red maple #10native
    Silver #4 native
    Striped #6 native
    Sugar #3 native
    Sycamore # 9 invasive

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