Tag: Platanus occidentalis

  • Sycamore in Winter

    Sycamore tree in winter

    The American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) is notable for its peeling bark, which comes off in sheets, leaving gleaming white underneath.

    Sycamore bark

    There are three species of Platanus in the United States, but P. occidentalis is the one that grows in the East, suggesting that some botanist was disoriented in the most literal possible sense.