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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image of Acer pseudoplatanus, Sycamore Maple, Planetree Maple

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.

image of Acer pseudoplatanus, Sycamore Maple, Planetree Maple

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.

image of Acer pseudoplatanus, Sycamore Maple, Planetree Maple

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.