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

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

Silver Maple

4

Manitoba Maple

5

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

6

5

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

Species:

  • AMUR
  • CRIMSON KING
  • JAPANESE
  • MANITOBA
  • NORWAY
  • RED
  • SILVER
  • STRIPED
  • 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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Pam cook

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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