This spring has been a tremendous year for flowering trees. Do you suppose they saved it up from last year which was a bust?
I had the opportunity to shoot a lot of maple tree flowers. I’m not sure why I focused on them … they just showed up in front of my camera.
Silver maple flower – male. Silver maple start flowering quite early in the season, often while there’s snow on the ground.
Silver maple – female
Boxelder male flower. Boxelders are also call Ash-leaf Maple because its leaves are compound and look like Ash leaves rather than typical Maple leaves.
Boxelder female flower
Sugar Maple flower looks much like the very closely related Black Maple.
Black Maple flower looks much like the very closely related Sugar Maple.
Red Maple female flower
This is from a cultivar in my front yard.
This yard tree often escapes and can become a nuisance in nature preserves.
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