Snakebark Maple - acer sect. macrantha
Common Name: snakebark maple
Hardiness Zone: variable
Snakebark maples are a taxonomic section of maples containing 18 seperate species, including Acer davidii and Acer pensylvanicum.
The only species of snakebark maple native to the United states is "Acer pensylvanicum", known by the common names of snakebark maple or striped maple. This particular species has a height of 25 ft, width of 20 ft, and hardiness range of zones 3 to 7. It prefers partial shade and well-drained soils. It's distinctive, snake-like bark separates it in appearance from other North American maples. It is common browse for moose and deer and the branches can be carved into whistles.
"Acer davidii". Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=d281. Accessed 19 May 2018.
Bill Cook, Michigan State University, Bugwood.org