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View USF Tampa Plant Record: Platanus occidentalis

Scientific Name Platanus occidentalis
Common Name Sycamore
Family Platanaceae
Info Massive tree of the Platanaceae which can reach heights between 65 to 90 feet. This species is limited to moist soils which do not tend to dry out such as the banks of wetlands.
Found By "Kyle Fleming, Peter Simoes"
Date Found 10/1/2013
Resource "The sycamore's aggressive roots have been known to disturb sidewalks and it is also known to be quite messy as it tends to shed its leaves and twigs throughout the year, mostly during dry whether."
Links "http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=PLOC,http://hort.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/plaocca.pdf"
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