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Sycamore Maple
Acer psuedoplatanus
Distinguishing Features: Leaves are thick and leathery with deep veins
  • Type: Deciduous
  • Form at maturity: 40 to 60 feet tall, oval to rounded outline
  • Leaf: Opposite, 5-lobed with 2 basal lobes much smaller than the 3 primary lobes, 3 inches to 6 inches across, dark green above, greenish white on underside, leathery with impressed veins, coarsely toothed margins, yellowish or greenish brown in Autumn
  • Flower: Yellow-green flowers appear in panicles (to 5 inches long)
  • Bark: Irregularly scaly, steel gray bark with orange color showing where bark flakes off
  • Fruit or Seed: Samaras, 1.25 inches to 2 inches in pendulous clusters
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