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Common Name:
American Sycamore
Scientific Name:
Platanus occidentalis
Common Family:
Plane-tree family
Scientific Family:
Bark: Thin, mottled brown, green, tan and white; older stems are gray-brown and scaly. The most striking feature of this tree, often referred to as "camouflage" bark that readily exfoliates.
Foliage: Alternate, simple, palmately veined, 4 to 8 inches wide, ovate in shape, with three to five lobes, margins coarsely toothed, petiole bases encircle and enclose the buds, veins may be pubescent below.
Fruit: A spherical multiple of achenes (small, dry, hard, one-seeded, fruit) borne on a 3 to 6 inch stalk. Each seed is tiny, winged, and 1/2 inch long; maturing in November, disseminating in late winter.
Cemetery|Location: Fairmount | Blocks 8 and 62
Additional Information:

Colorado Tree Coalition– American Sycamore