Also Known As:
Ambrosia artemisiifolia, Wormy soft maple, Acer Rubrum, ghost maple
Where It's From:
Warmer areas of the US
Why It's Special:
Ambrosia wood is unique because of its coloring. It gets its coloring from where Ambrosia Beetles burrow into the wood and leave streaks behind. Often, small holes can be seen where the beetles burrowed in originally. The fungus and the beetle do not leave behind anything that could damage the integrity of the wood.
Cream colored background with streaks of greyish-blue
Uses includes fine furniture, tables, flooring, cabinets, picture frames, guitars and jewelry boxes.