[The Maples of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Douglas' Maple, Rocky Mountain Maple

Acer glabrum var. douglasii

Synonyms: Acer douglasii, Acer glabrum ssp. douglasii

Douglas Maple, Rocky Mountain Maple: Acer glabrum var. douglasii (Synonyms: Acer douglasii, Acer glabrum ssp. douglasii)

Douglas' maple as seen along the Grassy Knoll Trail #146, Gifford Pinchot National Forest.........May 15, 2015.

Inflorescence of Douglas Maple, Rocky Mountain Maple: Acer glabrum var. douglasii (Synonyms: Acer douglasii, Acer glabrum ssp. douglasii)

Although slightly out of focus, the photo above and directly below are close-ups of the flowers of Douglas' maple as seen on Crofton Ridge just north of where the the Crofton Ridge Trail reaches its high point on the ridge.........May 28, 2005.

Simple-palmate leaf of Douglas Maple, Rocky Mountain Maple: Acer glabrum var. douglasii (Synonyms: Acer douglasii, Acer glabrum ssp. douglasii)

The photo above shows a close-up of the attractive, simple leaf blade with palmate venation of Douglas' maple as seen along a logging road near 4100' atop the ridge dividing the Dairy Creek and Cougar Creek drainages at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..........June 12, 2005.

Winged fruits of Douglas Maple, Rocky Mountain Maple: Acer glabrum var. douglasii (Synonyms: Acer douglasii, Acer glabrum ssp. douglasii)

The photo above shows a close-up of the paired, winged fruits of Douglas' maple as seen at SnowKing Snopark at about 3000' along Road #82 at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams...........August 25, 2005.

Flowers of Douglas Maple, Rocky Mountain Maple: Acer glabrum var. douglasii (Synonyms: Acer douglasii, Acer glabrum ssp. douglasii)


Paul Slichter