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Vine Maple

( Acer circinatum )

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Vine Maple
Sapindaceae
Acer
Acer circinatum
Pursh
BC
Characteristics

Tree

Deciduous

Shade

Sand, Loam

Moist

No

No

No

No
Habitat Considerations

Pacific Maritime

Forest, Forest Edge, Riparian

Butterfly, Woodland
Design Considerations

0 cm

700 cm

Apr - May

Purple|White/Cream

Yes

No

Red


western tiger swallowtail butterfly



Yes




Squirrels, Butterfly Larvae, Bees

No
Conservation Status

No


Interesting Tidbits

Coast Salish people have used the vine maple for frames for fishing nets. The lower Thompson people have used it for making snowshoes and cradle frames. Coastal Aboriginal peoples have boiled the bark of the roots to make a tea for colds. These trees are often part of the forest understory. They frequently grow in clumps. Wildlife browse on them or use them for habitat. (Farrar) Pollinated by (Colletes) cellophane bees, who make their nests in the ground lined with a cellophane-like secretion.(David Suzuki Foundation)


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