|sugar maple, hard maple (Acer saccharum)||
sugar maple, hard maple (Acer saccharum; MAPLE FAMILY [Aceraceae]) Sugar maple dominates shady deciduous forests throughout the state and produces concentrated sap which is tapped for syrup making. It has dark brown bark with rough vertical ridges; leaves with 5 lobes; brown twigs and buds; and dramatic yellow-to-red fall color. 
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