Name:  Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)

Family:  Sycamore (Platanaceae)

Flowering Season:  February thru April

Notes:  A native, deciduous tree, it has hand-shaped leaves with five "fingers".  The bark has splotches of white and brown which make it look as if it's peeling, somewhat resembling a jigsaw puzzle.  Found not far from water, it can reach a height of 90 feet.

 

 

Photographs by Gabi McLean
Western Sycamore (Platanus racemosa)