One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large Eurasian maple with yellow flowers that appear before the lobed leaves, widely planted as an ornamental shade tree.
Acer platanoides, family Aceraceae
- ‘Dense shade can also occur under trees with dense foliage such as Norway maples and some conifers.’
- ‘On my estate there are numerous Norway maples, cousins of our very own sycamore, and I for one would not care too much if this variety of forest tree were totally eradicated from my area.’
- ‘Eastern grey squirrels scurry up the Norway maple shading my bedroom window.’
- ‘Like buckthorn, the Norway maple's dense canopy withholds light from shorter plants.’
- ‘They're adding diverse new water plants and replacing the exotic Norway maples and other trees the founders imported with thousands of native plants, such as red, white, and pin oaks.’
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