The leaves of Norway maple are lobed with 5 to 7 pointed lobes. The leaves are up to 18 cm (7.1 in) long. The petiole is long. The leaf margin is smooth.
The yellow flowers are fragrant and hang on corymbs.
The fruit is a samara with two winged nutlets. The wings are arranged at an obtuse angle.
The twigs are light brown, shiny and with red-brown buds.
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