A fairly well know food blogger (up for a Saveur award this spring) posted a photo on Instagram the other day. There was a mason jar full of budding twigs with lobed leaves and dangling flowers. The caption read, ‘Just picked these honeys out back. No idea what they are!’
I took one look at the photo and knew exactly what they were, bigleaf maple flowers, so I chimed in with the ID. Her response,’Oh, thanks. I didn’t realize maple flowered.’
So now you know. Maples do flower. The end.