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 (North America, Central America),  Adobe Acrobat Reader file ▭ 🌎︎ today + with climate change (eastern 🇺🇸 USA).

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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