Carolina Red Maple has leaves with three shallow lobes. It is prevalent throughout the coastal plan and Piedmont of the South Atlantic and Gulf states. Leaf blades are from 1.5 to 3 inches in length.
OEC Fishing site on Dad's Creek. One of the places on our facility with the greatest diversity of trees.
Habitat: Sandy soil, not too wet or dry
Bark: Dark grey with long, fine scaly plates
Leaves: Opposite, simple, 3 to 5 palmate lobes with serrated margin; green above, whitened and sometimes glaucous or hairy beneath.
Spring Bioblitz 2013
ID per Watts' Tree Finder
Life form: tree
Leaf attachment: opposite
Leaf shape: rounded and narrow, palmately lobed
Leaf Margin: irregularly toothed
Leaf venation: palm line
Color: turn red, some yellow, orange