|Just one of many maples|
"Look at the leaf," She told me. "Really look carefully."
Okay, what am I looking for?According to Google images it's supposed to look like this. I'm a bit wary of saying for sure and certain that this actually is a sugar maple leaf because Google has been known to get some plants wrong.
So, what do I have I wonder? Possibly Swamp maple or likely Norway maple and I also have a Harlequin maple with variegated foliage, an Amur maple which never seems to grow much and a Silver maple. I'm positive, however, the huge maple by the pond is a sugar maple. Alas, that isn't the one shedding seeds to float down in a twirly whirl unto fertile soil and creating all these maple saplings.
I may have to grab a few seeds and plant them myself. Then Julie will have her Sugar maple!