What is a "liquid maple"?

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  1. Kevinm

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    Hi Folks,

    I've been told the tree in our backyard is a "liquid maple". Can somebody please tell me the formal name of the tree?

    I can't find any description on the web under that name.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Eric La Fountaine

    Eric La Fountaine Contributor UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I have never heard that name before, but my guess would be that they were refering to sweetgum - Liquidambar styraciflua.

    It has maple-like leaves and has liquid in the name. Just a wild guess.
     
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    That looks like it. Thanks Eric!
     

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