Black Maple - Acer tataricum subsp. nigrum Soapberry Family (Sapindaceae)

Black Maple is a large deciduous tree in the Sapindaceae (soapberry) family native to Eastern and Central USA.1

It differs from A. saccharum (sugar maple) by having darker bark, leafy stipules at the base of leaf stems and leaves that are 3-lobed and a darker green.1

This maple species has green leaves with three or five lobes, deeply grooved bark, and clusters of yellowish-green flowers.2