Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 2 taxa in the family Platanaceae, Sycamore family, as understood by PLANTS National Database.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: American Sycamore, Planetree
Weakley's Flora: (2/8/20) Platanus occidentalis   FAMILY: Platanaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Platanus occidentalis   FAMILY: Platanaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Platanus occidentalis 096-01-001   FAMILY: Platanaceae


Look for it on riverbanks and in alluvial forests, on streambanks, sometimes weedy on rocky roadcuts

Common (uncommon in Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia


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camera icon Common Name: London Planetree
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Platanus ×acerifolia [occidentalis × orientalis]   FAMILY: Platanaceae
(?) PLANTS National Database: Platanus ×hispanica [occidentalis × orientalis]   FAMILY: Platanaceae


Look for it in disturbed areas; planted as a street tree and reported as occasionally escaping

Hybrid of native and non-native


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"The natural world, to be seen truly, must be seen whole, even as a mosaic can be perceived only when its multiple fragments are joined. Once you have identified a plant, what other organisms might you expect to find in its company? What patterns reveal themselves when we look at the entire complex of organisms in, on, or around a plant?" — John Eastman, Book of Field and Roadside.