Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1103

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Look for it on riverbanks & in alluvial forests, on streambanks, sometimes weedy on rocky roadcuts, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun partial shade ...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual
3-6 sepals in staminate flowers, 3-4 sepals in pistillate flowers
Petals absent in pistillate flowers, nearly obsolete in staminate flowers

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Tawny
Achene

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Proteales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Platanus occidentalis var. occidentalis   FAMILY Platanaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanus occidentalis   FAMILY Platanaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 096-01-001:
Platanus occidentalis   FAMILY Platanaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sycamore, Planetree