Silver Wins Gold

by Matthew Caulkins, Web Applications Program Manager
June 3, 2020

Spring comes to the maples

by Jacob Grossman, Putnam Research Fellow
May 7, 2020

Red and silver maples, and their hybrid in flower now

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 22, 2020

Winter bark II: Snakebark maples in all of their glory now

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 15, 2020

Winter bark II: Snakebark maples in all of their glory now

Acer pensylvanicum moosewood maple 563-2008*A

Maples, members of the genus Acer, are an amazingly diverse set of species. New Englanders may conjure up visions of sugar maples (Acer saccharum), silver maples (A. saccharinum), red maples (A. rubrum), and box elders (A. negundo). Hopefully, the striped (snakebark) maple (A. pensylvanicum) also comes to mind. This native of the northeastern U.S. is […]

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Earliest spring is red

by William (Ned) Friedman, Director of the Arnold Arboretum
March 30, 2019

Earliest spring is red

silver maple flower

Early spring flowering is well underway at the Arnold Arboretum. Of special note today, are those wind-pollinated species whose flowers are essentially reduced to little more than the structures that produce pollen or seeds (no need for showy petals to attract pollinators). Among temperate woody plants, these early spring wind-pollinated taxa typically have unisexual flowers, […]

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