Help with Maple species—I think?

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Date Photo Taken: 10/10/2012
Location: Gainesville, GA
Posted By: SLButler


My first guess is that this is a leaf from a tree in the maple family but I am not sure which one. I have checked my field guide and don’t see anything that looks exactly like this. I guess I am more of a gardening novice than I thought. Thanks for the help.


  1. Kirk Unregistered says:


    One of several different leaf shapes.
    Root beer here we come!

    October 13th, 2012 at 4:30 pm
  2. SLButler Registered says:

    No, I’m pretty sure it’s not a sassafras leaf. This came from a large tree planted in a commercial landscape. Sassafras does not grow to this size and shape. Also, I know what sassafras looks like. Thanks for the comment though.

    October 15th, 2012 at 8:20 am
  3. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    trident maple

    October 17th, 2012 at 9:29 am
  4. SLButler Registered says:

    Thank you, Walter! The Trident is not listed in my Audubon manual. Guess that’s due to it not being a native species.

    October 17th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

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