Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3579

Tree
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in - - -

Widely planted in our area, esp in mtns; northward it is a noxious weed tree

Look for it in suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring
Yellowish-green
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5 sepals
5 petals

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Schizocarp composed of two 1-seeded samaras

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Sapindales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Acer pseudoplatanus   FAMILY Sapindaceae

PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Acer pseudoplatanus   FAMILY Aceraceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Gray's Manual of Botany (Fernald, 1950)
Acer pseudo-platanus

 

COMMON NAME:
Sycamore Maple, Planetree Maple


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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_acer_pseudoplatanus_3

May    Suffolk County    MA

Arnold Arboretum

Inflorescence a drooping panicle (fruit persisting overwinter), per Weakley's Flora.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_acer_pseudoplatanus_4

May        MA

Arnold Arboretum

Leaves shallowly lobed, the terminal lobe broadest at its base, per Weakley's Flora.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_acer_pseudoplatanus_6

May    Suffolk County    MA

Arnold Arboretum

Bark flaking into irregular scales exposing orangish-brown inner bark, per Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.