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American Sycamore

Platanus occidentalis


Palmate leaves somewhat resembling a maple. Bark peals as it ages, leaving a patchy almost camouflage look. Produces flowers in a small ball.


Grows near or in the water, along a limestone-bedded creek.


The birds are very fond of the seed puffs, particularly the finches and the waxwings.

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Austin, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 12, 2014
Submitted on Apr 13, 2014

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