a tree, Acer saccharum nigrum, of eastern and central North America, having furrowed, blackish bark and yellow-green flowers.
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How to use black maple in a sentence
Whirled down the sky like black maple leaves caught up aloft, came two more crows.The White Peacock | D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Hence, when buying black maple trees from a nurseryman you may receive the sugar maple.
Those who distinguish the two species agree that the black maple is the more desirable tree for shade tree planting.
Frequently almost pure stands of sugar maple may be found with the black maple absent.
There is also a variety of sugar maple that is called black maple.Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets | Various