The leaves of the American Sycamore are 4″ to 10″ wide with coarse toothed margins and lobes. They are typically a medium to dark green color that turn a yellow to brown color in the fall. It has an alternate leaf arrangment.
Twig and Bud Identification
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The bark of the American Sycamore has brwon bark that exfoliates irregularly, and this reveals a creamy white inner bark.
The American Sycamore produces spherical balls that have around 1 3/8″ diameter. They ripen to brown in the fall, but persists into winter.
The flowers of the American Sycamore are in small rounded clusters. The male flower is yellowish, and the female flower is reddish.