|Norway Maple (Acer platanoides). The Norway maple is a deciduous tree native to Europe and growing to 20–30m with a broad,
rounded crown. The bark is grey-brown and shallowly grooved.|
The summer foliage is dark green and turns yellow, occasionally orange or red, in the autumn. The leaves have five lobes each bear one to three side teeth.
|Flowering occurs in early spring before the new leaves emerge. They are in clusters of 15–30 yellow to yellow-green flowers. Each flower has five sepals and five petals 3–4mm long.|
|The fruit is a double samara with two winged seeds, the seeds are disc-shaped, strongly flattened, 10–15mm across and 3mm thick. The wings are 3–5cm long, widely spread, approaching a 180° angle. It typically produces a large quantity of viable seeds.|