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Northwest Missouri State University


Plantanus occidentalis

Eastern United States. Simple, alternate leaves that are 4-9 inches wide. Trees can reach 150 feet in height with an equal spread. Nicknamed Button Wood. Bark peels in patches leaving a whitish brown, patchy appearance. the underneath sides of the leaves are often covered with lacebugs. Indians used the logs to make canoes. 1-inch round seeds balls hang on single slender stems in groups of two and three. The wood grain is hard to cut and consequently suitable for making butcher blocks.

GIS coordinate: N40 21.081 W94 52.939

Trail Number: G1

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Bark - Sycamore

Fruit - Sycamore

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Summer '08 - Sycamore

Summer '08 Bark - Sycamore