Platanus racemosa

Wildflowers Dicots Eudicots Proteales Platanaceae Platanus

Platanus racemosa flowersWestern Sycamore

The tree is found on almost all streams and planted about town.

Blooms in March.

This can be distinguished from the hybrid London Plane tree (Platanus × acerifolia) by looking at the seed clusters. In the Western Sycamore there are at least 3 seed balls on a stem, while the London Plane has at most 2.

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Bud sequence

Platanus racemosa flowers

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