blooming now – red maple

March 27, 2010 at 4:21 AM 2 comments

Red maple (Acer rubrum) common, native, NYC. Look at those perky stamen!  Maples are monoecious, meaning they have both male and female reproductive parts on the same plant, but in separate flowers. They are functionally “protoandrous” – male flowers bloom first, then females.  Thus this tree’s female flowers are to follow.  Cunningham Park, Queens.  Here are female flowers


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