One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A compact North American maple with large leaves and vertically striped bark.
Acer pennsylvanicum, family AceraceaeAlso called moosewood (so named because moose often feed on the bark during severe winters)
- ‘The third association, with little groundcover, occurs on a relatively steep north-facing slope that is distinguished by canopy chestnut oak and subcanopy striped maple.’
- ‘Of secondary importance are green ash and striped maple.’
- ‘Similarly, striped maple responds strongly to small canopy gaps and effectively shades out seedlings of competing species.’
- ‘Moose break off branches of poplar saplings and of red and striped maples to feed on the terminal buds and twigs.’
- ‘Because of their minor combined relative importance, white pine and striped maple were excluded from the DCA ordination.’
- ‘Likewise, gypsy moths preferentially feed on oak foliage compared to foliage of red or striped maples.’
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