American Sycamore Platanus occidentalis Linnaeus

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Host plant for various species of moth including Imperial Moth, Banded Tussock Moth, Sycamore Tussock Moth and American Dagger Moth. The leaves are mined by the micro-moths Ectoedemia platanella and Ectoedemia clemensella..

The weevil Myrmex myrmex feeds on dead and dying twigs.

Seeds are the primary food source of Sycamore Seed Bug.

There are 475 records in the project database.

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American Sycamore trunk in Calvert Co., Maryland (2/10/2013). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Sycamore growing in Kent Co., Maryland (4/1/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

American Sycamore growing in Howard Co., Maryland (8/13/2016). Photo by Derek Hudgins. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Washington Co., Maryland (3/11/2013). The bark at the base of older American Sycamores is typically not pealing. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

The bud of an American Sycamore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/3/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/19/2011). Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

The bud of an American Sycamore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (3/3/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore in Montgomery Co., Maryland (11/21/2012). Photo by Mike Ostrowski. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/18/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore in Allegany Co., Maryland (4/27/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Talbot Co., Maryland (3/26/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Caroline Co., Maryland (3/24/2017). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

American Sycamore growing in Frederick Co., Maryland (3/25/2016). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/18/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/18/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/18/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Prince George's Co., Maryland (11/27/2015). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/18/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/18/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (1/15/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/16/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Caroline Co., Maryland (9/4/2016). Photo by Wayne Longbottom. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Harford Co., Maryland (12/6/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/21/2017). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Sycamore growing in Kent Co., Maryland (3/26/2016). Photo by Nancy Martin. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/18/2017). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore leaf in Allegany Co., Maryland (10/9/2011). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Washington Co., Maryland (3/16/2017). Photo by Linda Lewis. (MBP list)

A large American Sycamore hosting Carroll County's first nesting pair of Yellow-crowned Night-herons (Carroll Co., Maryland, 7/9/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An American Sycamore in Harford Co., Maryland (12/6/2015). Easily identifiable even at great distance. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/18/2012). County Champion Sycamore, sixth largest in Maryland. Photo by Bill Harms. (MBP list)

American Sycamore in Montgomery Co., Maryland (1/28/2017). Remnant of leafy stipule surrounding twig at point where previous year's leaf was attached. Photo by Bill Hill. (MBP list)


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