Additional Common Names:
Swamp Maple, Scarlet Maple, Curled Maple, Soft Maple
Native to Eastern U.S. and Canada; used ornamentally throughout U.S.
Wilted leaves are considered to be most toxic. Damage to red blood cells, resulting in decreased ability to carry oxygen to tissues; darkening of the membranes around the eyes/mouth,weakness, feed refusal, central nervous system depression, abdominal discomfort, laminitis, discolored urine, abortion in pregnant mares. Death can occur within 18 hours or as long as 7-10 days after ingestion. Most cases of poisoning are reported during midsummer through early winter.
Toxic to Horses