american sycamore, sycamore, buttonwood, plane-tree
reniform, ovate, palmate lobed, suborbicular
March - May
Wetland Coefficient of Conservatism
Large lobed leaves and mottled smooth bark. Leaf petiole sits on top of lateral buds completely covering them up until leaf falls off.
Low, moist woods, floodplains, rich bottomlands, along streams.
Sycamore is used for lumber, veneer, ties, slack cooperage, fencing and interior parts of furniture. It is also used for flooring, handles, and butchers' blocks. It is used by the food industry for containers since it imparts no taste or color to the contents.