Sycamore (Family Platanaceae)
Platanaceae is a family of flowering plants, sometimes called the
Sycamore or "plane-tree family". The family consists of only a single
living genus Platanus, of six to ten species of tall trees, native to
temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
Platanus species are mostly found in riparian or other wetland
habitats in the wild, though proving drought-tolerant in cultivation.
The hybrid London plane has proved particularly tolerant of urban
Platanus species are primarily used for landscape purposes, particu-
larly in urban settings.
Crooked Run Valley