Sycamore is the largest native tree in the Eastern United States.

  • COMMON NAME: Eastern Sycamore, American Planetree, Butterwood, Buttonball-tree
  • LATIN NAME: Platanus occidentalis
  • FAMILY: Platanaceae
  • LOCATION: Peacock Pond below the steps to the Balfour Hood Center
Platanus occidentalis losing its foliage. Sycamore is the largest native tree in the Eastern United States.The ball-shaped fruit of Platanus occidentalis.
Platanus occidentalis can be identified by the distinctive shape and large size of its leaves.Platanus occidentalis bark is red to grayish-brown at the bottom and exfoliates higher up the trunk.

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