Monster Maple (10/27/2008) A maple tree with large yellow leaves was growing in Neff Creek Canyon. I placed a quarter next to the leaf.
Large Maple Leaf (10/27/2008) In Utah, the maple trees are small, but they make up for that in the size of the leaves.
This gallery shows images related to the Aceraceae family, commonly known as maple. The family includes shrubs and trees noted for distinctive sharp toothed leaves.
Apparently maples are often included in the Sapindaceae (Soapwood) family.
In the Wasatch Mountains, the maple trees are prone to turn a bright red in fall. The first set of pictures in this gallery was part of an experiment to see how the leaves fared against different backtground.