Also called American planetree, occidental plane, and buttonwood.

Part of plane tree  family Platanaceae.

Native to southern, eastern and midwestern 🇺🇸 USA, and nearby areas of 🇨🇦 Canada and 🇲🇽 Mexico.   🌎︎ Map.  Adobe Acrobat Reader file

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Platanus hosts caterpillars of 34 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

American sycamore is susceptible to fungal disease sycamore anthracnose  Apiognomonia veneta.

This plant is also known to be a host for (in areas where invasive) 🐝︎ spotted lanternfly (SLF)  Lycorma delicatula.

Learn more about American sycamore Platanus occidentalis

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