toothed, simple leaves
grow opposite on stem
specialized animal use)
seeds, while mildly toxic, were used as food by the Fremont
peoples as was the inner bark.
Utah settlers tapped these trees like Sugar Maples are tapped
in the Eastern United States.
scrub maples is tedious yet does result in useable sap for
maple syrups and sugars, newly budded leaves are filled with
this sap and are a sweet, yet stringy, snack.
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