Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3749

Tree
Perennial
Monoecious

Hybrid of native and non-native
Documented growing wild in - - -

Look for it in disturbed areas; planted as a street tree and reported as occasionally escaping, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Deciduous
Simple
Alternate

FLOWER:
Spring
Unisexual

FRUIT:
Fall
Achene

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Platanus Xacerifolia [occidentalis X orientalis]   FAMILY Platanaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Platanus Xhispanica [occidentalis X orientalis]   FAMILY Platanaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Platanus acerifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
London Planetree


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image of Platanus Xacerifolia [occidentalis X orientalis]

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_acerif_london_1

August        

Bark exposed by peeling green (vs. mostly white in P. occidentalis), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Platanus Xacerifolia [occidentalis X orientalis]

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_acerif_london_2

August        

Lobes of leaves elongate, often longer than wide, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Platanus Xacerifolia [occidentalis X orientalis]

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_p_acerif_london_t

September        

Fruiting heads 1-3 per peduncle, per Weakley's Flora.