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        Bigtooth Maple, Hillside | Images of Utah

        View an image of Bigtooth maple trees on a hillside. Bigtooth maple (Acer grandidentatum) is often found along streams and in drainages in the foothill region. "Bigtooth" refers to the leaves of these trees which are deeply lobed. It is also called canyon maple or western sugar maple. In the fall, the leaves are very colorful. Deer and livestock eat the twigs and leaves. Native people used bigtooth maple for flavoring. The image is drawn from the collection of Utah native plants contributed by the Red Butte Garden and Arboretum at the University of Utah. The photographs show the changing appearance of various plants throughout the seasons.


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