Is the Maple Leaf really a maple leaf?

Is the Maple Leaf really a maple leaf?

Until recently, the taxonomy of plants – their names and classification – has remained fairly stable. Plants have been identified and categorized on the basis of morphological features; that is, on the basis of characteristics that we can observe with nothing more than a magnifying glass. Roses, for example, share common features that allow us to classify every kind of rose as a rose.