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I came upon this tree about 1/2 mile from the Congaree River along a major gut. I think it may be silver maple, but I can't completely rule out a variety of red maple. I forgot to get a photo of the underside of the leaves but they were almost white.
Maybe what you found is something like this?
From your pictures I can't tell definitively either, though it does look a bit more like a silver maple than a red maple, but perhaps it's somewhere in between.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acer_rubrum#Ecology
Red maple frequently hybridizes with Silver Maple; the hybrid, known as Freeman's Maple Acer x freemanii, is intermediate between the parents.
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