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Acer

[′ā·sər or ′ä‚kər]
(botany)
A genus of broad-leaved, deciduous trees of the order Sapindales, commonly known as the maples; the sugar or rock maple (A. saccharum) is the most important commercial species.
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When the robin birds start to sing in your maple tree in the spring, that's the time to stick a tap in the tree and start harvesting maple water, drink it fresh from the tree. It's slightly sweet and extremely healthy for the body. High in magnesium. Your body needs magnesium more than calcium or potassium- it keeps your heart beating, your blood flowing. Without magnesium in your system, your heart stops and you die. If someone's having a heart attack, put cayenne pepper under their tongue, it's high in magnesium, just like maple. Eating the nut from the little "helicopter wing" keys from a maple tree is a great source of magnesium (although not too great tasting). Maple syrup is maple water that's been boiled-down, some claim it cleans kidneys and liver. Maple flowers are also edible. Inner bark tea used for colds, coughs, lung and kidney problems, gonorrhea, skin problems, blood purifier, diarrhea, duiretic, expectorant.
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Othcr trees included Acer rubrum, Nyssa sylvatica (black gum), Populus tremuloides, Q.
Other common, characteristic shrubs include Acer rubrum, Cephalanthus occidentalis, Rosa palustris and Salix pedicellaris.
Where ponding remains the longest during the growing season, wet-site species such as Acer saccharinum, Acer rubrum, Carya laciniosa, Fraxinus pennsylvanica, Platanus occidentalis, and Populus deltoides are locally dominant.
Rubus hispidus, Rubus allegheniensis, and Acer rubrum (as seedlings) have surpassed T.
Dominant species in the sapling stratum included Acer rubrum, Nyssa sylvatica, and Prunus alabamensis.
The Sugar Maples, Acer sacharum and saccharinum, are well worth planting, along with Acer rubrum for fiery, intense colour.
Perhaps the most common is the Red Maple, Acer rubrum.
Mockernut) dominated forest with minor amounts of Acer rubrum L.
Wooded swamp occupied the next largest area and its cover consisted mainly of Acer rubrum (28%) and Fraxinus americana (12.
Everyone needs to know that Acer Rubrum, also known as Red Maple or Swamp Maple, is toxic to horses--bark and leaves.