American Sycamores, One Thing I Didn’t Know

Platanus Occidentalis

Large deciduous tree with leaves. Long twisting branches all over with leaves on every branch.

Okay, the American Sycamore is not labeled as the official state tree for any of the 50 American states.

The name derives from the ancient Greek συκόμορος (sūkomoros) meaning “fig-mulberry” and the range is most of the eastern United States. The range is from Vermont to east Texas, over to Georgia — not Florida, and up into…



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C. L. Beard

I am a writer/artist living on an island in the Salish Sea. I write mostly on nature and programming languages.