Sycamore

Acer pseudoplatanus

The commonest member of the Maple family in Britain, Sycamore is native to mountainous areas of Central Europe. It can grow to a height of 35 metres in Britain and when mature is sometimes broader than it is tall.. The bark is smooth and silvery grey until the tree matures when it gets somewhat rougher. The leaves are dark green and have five lobes with toothed edges. Flowers are produced on long strands that hang down with up to 100 flowers on each strand. The familiar seeds are produced in pairs and have wings situated at about 90 to each other.

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