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)