While walking in Bear Swamp last week looking for orchids, I came across a Striped Maple aka Goosefoot Maple-Acer pensylvanicum, just about a foot tall and laying on the ground. It was near the entrance and I guess that possibly The Trustees of Reservations manage that spot to keep the path open, causing the tree to stay small. The leaves were variegated and I liked the patterns that gave this particular leaf an abstract look.
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