Also called American planetree, occidental plane, and buttonwood.

Part of plane tree  family Platanaceae.

Native to 🇺🇸 USA Midwest, East and South, and nearby areas of 🇨🇦 🇲🇽 Canada and México.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key), 🗺 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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