Tree with beard-like flowers

Discussion in 'Maples' started by AlainK, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,679
    Likes Received:
    1,564
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    I spotted this tree with beard-like flowers in a park. The photos aren't very good, but the flowers look like thin yellow "beards", or brushes, with black spots in them (seeds or aphids under steroids ?). The new leaves are pale green and, I think, palmate. What is it ?

    IMG_7214.JPG re-IMG_7210.jpg
     
    LoverOfMaples likes this.
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    8,379
    Likes Received:
    5,237
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Acer negundo box elder?
     
    AlainK likes this.
  3. Michael F

    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

    Messages:
    10,932
    Likes Received:
    242
    Location:
    Britain zone 8/9
    Agree with Acer negundo (Érable negundo)
     
    AlainK likes this.
  4. emery

    emery Renowned Contributor Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    2,594
    Likes Received:
    1,306
    Location:
    Normandie, France
    They are in bloom here now. The trees are dioecious, these are the male flowers, which can be spectacular.

    IMG_20200404_120502.jpg IMG_2609.JPG
     
    0soyoung likes this.
  5. AlainK

    AlainK Generous Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

    Messages:
    1,679
    Likes Received:
    1,564
    Location:
    nr Orléans, France (E.U.)
    Right.
    It was very sunny, because of my mask my glasses were full of steam, the branches were well above a man's height, and I had never noticed that on my Acer negundo 'Flamingo' before. I gathered some seeds from my 'Flamingo' before, all of them turned back to the plain species, and so far, no flowers on it.
     

Share This Page